After friday's crit we had a bitch 'n stitch session; this time it was knitting and crochet. I taught those who wanted to knit along with Emily, so we ended up sitting in the corner with a large group of people, looking like a load of pensioners and having a laugh, which is much needed seeing as most of us have interviews in the next week or so. Seeing as I myself have an interview in the coming week, it was a nice break from the constant worrying about portfolios and interviews and what to wear for my interview (yes, this is a priority). I got to use the 20mm needles which made me feel like a little kid using giant needles, and also created a net like knit as the loops were so loose.
Bitchin' 'n Stitchin' like a boss - loose knit
Now to learn how to crochet...I would love to be able to make some amigurumi toys, they're just so cute!
Along side the deconstruction project I have been working into the previous migrate project some more. My concept of mutations and deformities as presented in the form of barbie dolls. Over christmas I created more mutated dolls, and after the crit on the first day back, I tried to create some material samples based on the concept.
I placed the samples onto my mutated dolls to see how they would work on the body.
For this most recent project I decided to deconstruct a pair of Caterpillar workers boots, as I was interested in working with objects with layers n different textures throughout the layers. It seemed like a good idea until I realised why these boots are so sturdy; it took 3 people over 2 days to fully pull them apart! It was interesting as so many materials go into making one item. I am now using the textures of the fabrics and shaping of the pieces of the shoe to work into fabric samples. My concept for this project is that of androgyny; where the feminine meets the masculine, this concept came from that fact that the boots appear to be those belonging to a man however when investigating into them it was clear that they were actually a woman's boot. To develop this idea I am working into fabric samples using either feminine fabrics and masculine techniques are vice versa. So far I have pleated into leathers and burned into organzas.