I found the print workshop very interesting this morning, it has opened up a lot of options that I can begin to explore throughout this unit and the rest of my time at university. There are a lot of different thing on offer for us to work with, from digital printing to screen printing, digital embroidery as well as exploring the use of different types of inks that react differently to different materials. There were lots of samples to look at all using different techniques which I look forward to trying.
Laser Cutting Workshop
I really enjoyed getting to see some of the techniques that are possible with the laser cutter. It was interesting learning about how the machine worked and I look forward to using it.
Today we were constructing the collar that we pattern cut last week. I am really happy that my patterns worked and that it all fit together without any issues.
Geometric Pattern Cutting
-Constructing silhouettes on the 1/2 scale mannequins using geometric shapes.
During today's session I was beginning to create some quite interesting silhouettes that I will continue to explore, mixing circles and triangles I was able to make sculptural silhouettes, I have taken lots of pictures so that I can begin to design around them. I really like the cape effect I have created but I want it to be bigger, I am also going to try using fusing to make the material stiffer so that it holds the shape better.
Context Editorial Briefing
Today's briefing was all about the second of four projects within the BA1b unit. For the Context report we must produce a 2000-word editorial for a news website. Although I am not a very confident writer I am quite excited to do this project as we get to research into an area of the fashion industry that we find interesting or want to know more about. I shall be sharing some of my research as I go along, so I hope you find it interesting.
Hello, Eleanor here, I am currently at Norwich University of the Arts studying Fashion, please join me along my adventure.