Friday, 15 June 2012

Child's Play

Child's Play was a project all about childhood.  My inspiration for this project was items that I would play with and collect as a child - Gran's sewing box, buttons, knick knacks, feathers, keys etc.  I have only put in a few pictures in this post but you can find the rest in the gallery page of my blog.  Please go and have a look :)

A lot of my drawings in this project were done using my right hand (I'm a lefty), which made  the lines more child like and free.  I had even gone to the local primary school and had the Primary One class do me lots of lovely pictures that I was able to incorporate into my project.  It was a good experience to watch them draw as they don't care if they have made a mistake.  

As the project continued my work became more and more bold and graphic.  I really wanted to use the buttons and flowers as these really stood out.

After I had experimented with lots of different designs, I decided that I was going to use the flower motif as my final design (shown on left).  I took this design and put it onto screens so I could use it to do screen printing.  Below are the two final printed material samples, I have about a metre of each.


I still haven't made these fabrics into anything.  They may look good as cushions or maybe sewn up into a bag.

Dittery Dot

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