These experimental, mixed media sketchbook pages explore a wide range of tactile surfaces and structures and indicate a high level of engagement with the subject matter. The properties of threads and fabric are investigated thoroughly, using a range of mediums and techniques, resulting in rich, exciting pages. Small, tidy annotation surrounds the pieces, providing thorough analysis without causing distraction from the work itself.
Original pinner sez: These sketchbook pages are the unequivocal result of effort, passion and enthusiasm. Although 'decoration' is usually unnecessary within a textile or fashion design sketchbook, in this case, the background patterning demonstrates a complete understanding of the aesthetic; a strong personal response to the colours, shapes, textures, lines and forms of the work studied.
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This sequence of work (primarily Kate's A Level Art sketchbook pages) shows experimentation with media and the exploration of compositional ideas. Artist influences are chosen cleverly: seamlessly integrating with her own aesthetic.
Helima Akhtar - Textiles coursework - "As artists we should embrace the sensuous experience, especially within the context of research in textiles. It is not only about how things look but also the way they feel, smell, sit or can be handled."