8 December 2015
Textiles 1: Exploring ideas, Assignment 1: Cultural fusions
Even after converted to MS Word, formatting prevented me cutting and pasting the report directly into my WordPress blog. Therefore, my tutor report for Assignment 1 – Cultural fusions can be found by clicking on the link, which will direct you to a .pdf document located in Dropbox.
I could not have been happier with the positive and encouraging comments from my tutor. I had put a lot of effort into realigning my design work to what I believed was required. I feel that all my hard work and effort is starting to pay off and I am delighted.
The most important learning points for me are:
- To narrow my lines of enquiry earlier, so that I can really focus and push ideas further.
- The fabric manipulation sample was the only one where I allowed myself to slip back into “neatness and precision”. My tutor was right to suggest that I could have considered extending the sample and making it more meaningful through some type of disintegration or distressing. I must continue to guard against being neat and tidy at the expense of expression and creativity.
- My tutor’s suggestion of tying in the Native American ethos of respect for the environment with ethical sourcing, recycling or up cycling is very relevant and I agree that it could have enhanced and strengthened my practical work.
- I understand that storyboards are to be focused on inspirational imagery, samples and design work, and that they should be “mood orientated” rather than presenting a series of processes leading to an outcome.
- I have taken on board my tutor’s suggestion to include a bibliography in my learning log. I have found it useful as a summary for my referencing and it has also served as an aide memoire to ensure there are no omissions.
Please also see blog post Interpreting creativity