Chapter 3 continued

 Texture relief in paper

More work looking at tree bark textures in paper.

5.3.8 Palm tree surface 1.

 

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5.3.9  Surface recreated with cardboard.

 

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5.3.10 Painted white

 

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5.3.11 A collection of photos looking at the work above.

 

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5.3.12 Tree bark 2

Thought this was interesting because of the different layers.

 

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5.3.13 Recreated in cardboard.

 

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5.3.14  Painted white.

 

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5.3.15 A collections of photos looking at work with tree bark 2.

 

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5.3.16 Tree bark 3

Thought this was interesting because of the raised surface of fungus growths.

 
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5.3.17 Recreated in cardboard

 

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5.3.18 Painted white

 

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5.3.19 A collection of photos looking at work with  tree bark 3

 

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5.3.20 Tree bark 4

 

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5.3.21 Recreated in cardboard

 

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5.3.22 Painted white

 

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5.3.23 A collection of photos looking at work with tree bark 4

 

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Concluding chapter 3, I choose corrugated card to recreate  these textures not only  because of the visual  similarities with bark, but after trying to take rubbings from some of the earlier softer samples the tissue and wax papers simple did not translate into workable rubbings.

Chapter 3

Texture and Relief in Paper

I have chosen seven very different photos and printed them in black and white on white A4 paper. I then translated these images in texture relief paper samples below the printed photos. I used a different type of paper for each photo.

5.3.1

Heavy chain, Paper sample white plastic crochet chain looped and twined.

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5.3.2

Palm frond, Paper sample folded layered grease proof paper.

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5.3.3

Seeded heather on the moor, Paper sample scrunched and rolled tissue paper.

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5.3.4

Grass seeded on the Moor, Paper sample rolled cartridge paper rolled.

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5.3.5

Old tree stump, Paper sample wax paper  folded, torn and pleated.

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5.3.6

Looking up large tree, Paper sample mainly tissue paper folded glued down then ripped off.

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5.3.7

Stag fern on tree trunk, Paper sample twisted and folded legal paper.

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Chapter 2

Paper Relief Investigation

I chose nine different papers to investigate how they rip crease and tear.

5.2.1  Each sample card 10cm x 14cm

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The nine different types of paper are from left-right are 1,Foil  2,Tissue   3,Wax 4,Teabag   5,Thick Glossy   6,Envelope   7,Handmade   8,Toilet Tissue
9,Grease Proof     The foil has a coat of white acrylic paint.

5.2.2

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The same papers as above in the same order, have this time been slightly scrunched.

5.2.3

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This time the paper samples have been heavily scrunched up.

Manipulated Tissue paper

5.2.4 Each sample card 10cm x 14cm

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The six samples in this photo include the three tissue samples from the first exercise plus three more. Pleated strips, gather strips and folded squares.

5.2.5 Each sample card size 10cm x 7cm

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Nine more manipulated tissue samples from left – right.
Pleated sample that mimics smocking
Hand gathered sample
Knotted
Folded fan
Small open fans
Looped strips
Strips cut with pinking shears overlapped
Pleats and tucks looking at the translucency
Woven folded strips

And finally six sample cards concentrating on gathers, this time I used recycled pattern tissue as I felt this might be a little stronger and easier to gather. I like the gathered circle bottom right. It reminds me of this stag fern.

5.2.6

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5.2.7

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Module 5

Texture in Landscape

Chapter 1

I started by making a collection of photographs of different types of textured surfaces and views. These are divided into four groups.

An English hedgerow.

5.1.1

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5.1.2

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5.1.3

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5.1.4

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5.1.5

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5.1.6

 

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5.1.7

 

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The second section was taken in The North Yorkshire National Park.

5.1.8

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5.1.9

 

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5.1.10

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5.1.11

 

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5.1.12

 

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The next section was in my garden in Malawi

 

5.1.13

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5.1.14

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5.1.15

 

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5.1.16

 

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5.1.17

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5.1.18

 

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For the final section I wanted to move away from natural textures and include some man-made so I took these at a fishing harbour.

5.1.19

 

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5.1.20

 

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5.1.21

 

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5.1.22

 

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5.1.23

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5.1.24

 

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These are just a small selection of my texture in landscape research. I have lots to work with, when I’ve completed the first few chapters I will know which direction I want to work with.

Evaluation of Assessment Piece

This completed embroidered assessment piece for Module Four is a handmade journal based on the design topic of the Red British post box.

How do you feel about the resulting conclusion?  I really like the hand-made paper, the colour, and the easy way in which the pages turn. The design idea was a good one, although the addition of the stamp details does look a bit like an after thought.

Is it fit for purpose give reasons?  It was designed to secure and present snippets of work made in this and other modules, to keep a record that I could look back on. So in that context it is great, because of the fabric hinge on the pages being flexible it will allow work to be inserted without turning the book into a stuffed wedge shape.

If you were to make it again what changes would you make to the way you designed it and the way you made it? I would try to make it larger. Although it is not easy to produce large pieces of hand-made paper, I think I would have used commercial paper for the pages and worked on a composite piece for the cover. Using stitched together patches of paper on a backing fabric. I did not do this as I wanted to use the lovely white samples of  paper that I had made for the pages. The design was based on the red post box and the red paper frames that I had made fitted this idea perfectly. If I made it again I would think of a more interesting fabric hinge it was difficult to use withdrawn work for this as with use I was not sure if it would be strong enough being such a small strip. But on reflection it would have been ok if it was machine stitched over and would have added a nicer detail.

 

Bibliography

Embroidered Boxes  Janet Edwards

Paper Metal Stitch  Maggie Gray

The complete book of handmade paper  Claudia Lee

Numerous online sources.

 

Costing  of assessment piece  £1.25

recycled paper  —-

thread/yarn  30p

Paint/ dye   30p

starch            5p

fabric          35p

stamps      30p

 

Time taken for design  2 days

Time taken for complete construction  7 days

Authentication form

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Final Assessment Piece

This final piece was designed with a red post box as my theme and was to be a small journal like album to store snippets of work completed in this and previous modules. I made another quick sample with some recycled envelopes as a guide on the structure.

4.FA.1

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I noticed these bar-code like marks on the envelope that looked like stitches, that I wanted to added to the front cover.

4.FA.2

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I made up a sample of withdrawn thread work to put in the frame and added stitching to the paper frame. This was then backed with another sheet of the red paper and stitched around to make a strong cover for my journal.

4.FA.3 Detail of front cover.

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4.FA.4 Front cover with hinges added cover 25cm x 20cm

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Black hinges were then stitched onto it,  the back cover was made in a similar way this time using a paper grid that I had made previously for the centre.

4.FA.5 Back cover

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4.FA.6 Back and front cover, width 45cm  height 25cm

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Some of the white paper I had made before was used for the pages. I hand stitched a strip of dyed fabric down each one. withdrawn thread detail was added weaving in a strips of paper text, raffia and recycled pink folded tea bags.

4.FA.7 Pages

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4.FA.8 Woven detail

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The pages were then tied together with two strips of fabric to correspond to the hinges on the cover.

4.FA.9 Pages joined together

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The pages were then tied into the cover and a few vintage red stamps were used as a detail to help represent the letters inside the post box.

4.FA.10 Joining the pages and the cover.

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4.FA.11 Stamps added

 

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And so the journal album was completed.

4.FA.12 Front Cover

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4.FA.13 Back Cover

 

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4.FA.14  Inside

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4.FA.15 Spine

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4.FA.16   Composite Sheet  45cm x 56cm  for finished assessment embroidered panel Module 4.

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Health and safety observed in module 4

Some of the health and safety aspects that were taken into consideration in this module.

1, Ensure work areas has appropriate seating and lighting to avoid neck strain.

2, Work areas should be kept clean and tidy at all times including tables floors and exits to avoid accidents.

3, Work should be stored in appropriate conditions to avoid spoilage.

4, Sharp items such as needles, pins, knives, scissors are to be used sensibly and stored properly after use.

5, When using a cutting boards stand on a firm surface and always cut away from you.

6, Use of chemical substances ( paint dye glue bleach)  To be used  responsibly, in a well ventilated area, stored correctly after use in appropriate containers with secure lids. Spillages should be dealt with immediately. Hands should be washed after use or protected with gloves when necessary.

7, Use of electrical equipment including sewing machine, iron, computers.    Always use electrical appliances  in a safe environment away from all liquids.  When ironing take care to use a firm flat surface and be aware that some bonded and other samples can remain hot for longer than expected.  When using a sewing machine take care of fingers in moving parts.  When using a computer for any length of time be sure to use correct seating to avoid back and neck strain, take breaks to avoid eye strain.   Never use electrical appliances in a thunder storm always switch off unplug and store for future use. When working with water and electrical appliances when making paper take extra care

Storage of work, materials and tools

Correct storage of work materials and tools are very important. To avoid disappointment of spoilt work and waste proper storage and maintenance should be followed. This leads a tidy and safe environment in which to work. Many of these practises are common sense but it is important to remind yourself of them.  It can save time and money and also creates  a pleasant space in which to work.

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