6. Part Five - Textiles · 6.c. Project 3: Clouds and pillars

Research Point – Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Surrounded Islands I think the work ‘surrounded islands’, for want of a better term, is what it is. I don’t feel like there was any deeper meaning to it than to accentuate and compliment the environment it is in. Pink is a tropical colour and the vegetation within that area was said to be tropical… Continue reading Research Point – Christo and Jeanne-Claude

6. Part Five - Textiles · 6.c. Project 3: Clouds and pillars

Research Point – Sackler Gallery Extension and Architectural uses of Textiles

The Serpentine Sackler Gallery Extension   –         Project by Zaha Hadid, opened in 2013 –         Made of a curvilinear skeleton of round steel hollow profiles which glass fibre woven membrane is stretched. –         Addition to the serpentine gallery which was restored from a former 1805 gunpowder store –         Houses a social space, a restaurant, a… Continue reading Research Point – Sackler Gallery Extension and Architectural uses of Textiles

6. Part Five - Textiles · 6.b. Project 2: The revival of craft and the hand-made

Research Point – Designer/Artist/Maker

Research a designer/artist/maker whose work you are drawn to. It could be an artist mentioned in Project 2 or someone else altogether. The important thing here is to consider the nature of the craft, so if you feel strongly that you’d like to research a practitioner working outside textiles then you’re free to do so.… Continue reading Research Point – Designer/Artist/Maker

6. Part Five - Textiles · 6.b. Project 2: The revival of craft and the hand-made

Research Point – Slow Design

Do some research into Slow Design. Slow movement I based around the ideas that we want to connect; to people, to our community, to life. Connection is a tradition, in the past we were connected, and a lot of traditional cultures still have these connections. People used to know extended family, grow their own fruits… Continue reading Research Point – Slow Design

6. Part Five - Textiles · 6.b. Project 2: The revival of craft and the hand-made

Craft

My understanding of the word craft is ‘to make something out of materials’. Crafts can be made from anything from paper to fabric. Things like origami, cross stitch, crochet, card making and quilting are all what I would deem crafts. I also looked up the dictionary definition of the word ‘craft’. noun, plural crafts or… Continue reading Craft

6. Part Five - Textiles · 6.a. Project 1: The life cycle of textiles and materials

Exercise 2

Find an object or product that has been marketed as environmentally sound, ethically produced, green or sustainable in some way. It doesn’t have to be a textiles product. The issue here is sustainability and transparency. Can you determine its credentials, for example by carefully examining the packaging and visiting the manufacturer’s website? In the light… Continue reading Exercise 2