Monday, 24 March 2014
with myself because I have been teaching myself to crochet. It is part of a brief for uni called loop link. We could choose from knitting, crochet or knotting but you had to choose one you could not do. Well I can knit so that was not a option for me. I knew how to do a chain and a treble in crochet but that was all knew and as for knotting! total blank. I decided to go for crochet, seeing as I already had a tiny bit of knowledge in this department surely I was off to a good start. I googled easy to crochet patterns and found a delightful bunny pattern that said it was for beginners. Not being able to read the pattern I took it to my good friend Hilary at LB who is an abolute wizz with the crochet hook. Hilary gave me a little crash course on what the abbreviations meant and how to increase and decrease. I jotted down all the things she said but once home alone I became a little confused when trying to crochet the bunny on my own. Back to the drawing board, I was given some basic visual notes from the lecturer and using these I went back to the basic stitches. Next stop was good old utube. Step by step crochet for beginners. Two weeks on and I have crocheted three flowers and today the icing on the cake,
Friday, 14 March 2014
Wednesday, 5 March 2014
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this.....The new brief for "Drawing for textiles" is Spring. I have to draw a series of images depicting what my interpretation of spring is. For me Spring is new life, growth, a new generation, snowdrops, crocus's, daffodils, chicks and lambs. Today I have attempted some still life drawing of some potted hyacinths. I started off by using a range of pencils, this has helped me get familiar with my chosen subject. Next I am going to attempt to introduce colour and try my hand at some watercolour paints before moving onto my fab Derwent pastel pencils.