Texture and pattern

Exploring Texture and Pattern Part 10

I was a bit slower starting module 3.  The new modules generally go live on a Sunday afternoon so usually I complete the first over the weekend but for this one I was still playing around with the couching technique and also realised I hadn’t looked through the student sample inspiration booklet that comes as part of each module so I thought I’d pace myself … Continue reading Exploring Texture and Pattern Part 10

Fish and Chips

Great British Fish and Chips Supper Day

Image taken from gfxtra.com The National Fish n Chips awards take place on 18th May so it seemed only fitting to share the results on the Great British Fish and Chips Supper day- unfortunately we’re on holiday at the moment, so we’ll take a look at last year’s winners. Last year the contest involved over 10,000 outlets across the UK with the Awards’ top prize, … Continue reading Great British Fish and Chips Supper Day

Four stiitch

Exploring Texture and Pattern Part 4

Having created 4 samples only using horizontal stitches it was great to see that module 1:3 starts to explore stitch direction. In this section you had to create a 9 box grid and unlike the previous challenges where the objective was to make each section distinctive in this one you were asked to create a grid where the sections work in harmony. Module 1 part … Continue reading Exploring Texture and Pattern Part 4

Up Pixar Movie Poster

Three Cheers for the Charming “Up”

  Up, released on the 16 May 2009 in the US was a movie created by Pixar, and was the first animated film ever to open the Cannes Film Festival. The film was the second Animated in history (after Beauty and the Beast) to receive a ‘Best Picture’ Academy Award nomination. The film is one of the most critically acclaimed animations ever released, with the … Continue reading Three Cheers for the Charming “Up”

alon des Refuses;exhibition of rejects

On This Day…..Salon des Refuses

On this day in 1863 the Salon des Refuses, translated as the “exhibition of rejects” opened in Paris. In 1863 the Salon jury refused two thirds of the paintings submitted including works from Courbet, Manet, Whistler and Pissarro.  The artists and their supporters protested and when the protestation reached Emperor Napoleon III he issued the following statement, “Numerous complaints have come to the Emperor on … Continue reading On This Day…..Salon des Refuses

Texture and pattern

Exploring Texture and Pattern Part 3

The second section in module one introduces the idea of mixing threads in the needle.  I didn’t realise this so played with this a bit in my third sample in the previous post but the challenge in this section is that you’re asked to play around with tone (light and dark); complimentary colours (those that sit opposite each other on the colour wheel), texture and … Continue reading Exploring Texture and Pattern Part 3

Covent Garden Puppet Festival

Billed as an alternative event apparently this weekend, Covent Garden hosts its annual May Fayre and Puppet Festival.  Now in its 42nd year the event brings together Punch and Judy professors from around the country for a day of old-fashioned fun. According to Timeout and Visit London the grand procession takes place at 11am and concludes with a birthday toast to Mr Punch and is … Continue reading Covent Garden Puppet Festival