Wednesday, 21 November 2007

Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Just a quick entry today to say that the Eastern Region Textile Forum membership packs and launch day details are ready . Anyone wanting one just e-mail
I've also just finished my 'neck corset' and as soon as I download the pictures I'll post one. Now its on to the final assignment for this module which will see me engulfed by the mountains of bags in which I carry my life- more another time!

Monday, 12 November 2007

I have been catching up with all the work put on hold whilst I was in hospital. The ERTF meeting went fairly well last week and I think we are just about there with the membership packs although I might need to do a bit of chasing if they are going to be ready for distribution by next week. Tomorrow I have the monthly Material Girls meeting and again I think I will be doing a bit of gentle pushing to make sure that the group is on target for our exhibition next October.
Finally I'm pushing myself to get this 3rd OPUS assignment done. I have been using the computer a lot in the design this this time and am producing (I hope) a 'neck corset' that will be beaded to represent both status and control that 'clothing' the neck symbolises.It is giving me the opportunity to play with some different materials to create the corset and I am now deciding between Formafelt (which might prove to heavy) and Kozo. I'll let you know which way I go.

Monday, 5 November 2007

What a week! Was taken into hospital and have just escaped so as I'm on ' light duties' at the moment thought I would take time to update this blog esp. for any OPUS people dropping in. Having now left the Miao and their Textiles I am looking in depth at the Elizabethan Ruff and how important the symbolism of the neck is in various cultures. Once again its a case of so much stuff so little time but it is fascinating to see 'ruffesc' items can be found in so many cultures. The most ironic thing is the way the Elizabethan ruff gradually comes to almost separate the head from the body (need I say more!).
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