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Tuesday, 19 March 2013


I’ve started to work on the comparative slide show – this involves going through every photograph I have taken in the archives, editing and then cropping the images to portrait format so that they can be juxtaposed with an image of my work. The connection will be that the former has informed the making of the latter.  For this I have also started to document the work I have created so far and consider what has led to what! 

Friday, 15 March 2013


Another week of completing pieces – often it involves bringing two pieces together – often it’s a traditional example of a process with something that is more extensive in its exploration of process and ideas.  Pleating and smocking converge here with a version of the honeycomb smocking sitting within a box pleat, with some heat pressed sublimation printing which focuses on the crease, when does crease become fold?  

Wednesday, 13 March 2013


Everything I make has to go in its own box! After coming across this wonderful container at The Costume and Textile Collection - it all makes sense – especially when thinking that I have spent the past 2 months opening boxes and looking at the wonderful objects within them.
I like the idea that in the exhibitions members of the public that can have the same experience as me. This one is for the ‘ghost deed’ piece.

Sunday, 10 March 2013


a day of finalising work has led to looking at how work is joined together and I've been returning to the photographs I took of objects in the collections as a way of directing thinking. 

Wednesday, 6 March 2013


having access to a large white space for a couple of days whilst hanging the textiles show at STEW in Norwich has enabled me to see the package/smocking/parcel pieces with some space around them and attached to the wall as I envisaged. I’m really happy with how they look –, a middle place between sculpture and textiles. The domestic scale of the pieces reference the idea of present and yet attached to the wall they have a solidness. 

Tuesday, 5 March 2013


The tone of handling the unpicking of the dye laden fabric is one of expectant.The tension, both in a physical sense - within the hand - pulling the fabric apart, listening to it creaking as the hidden white folds are revealed and also the anticipation within the soul as the pieces take considerable time to stitch and all the work could be undone or lost within the 95 seconds that the piece is within the heat press.
This process and general experience has the experience of printing but is also akin to the bronze pour or ceramic firing that I have undertaken in the past - something that I enjoy but a process fraught with issues.
The process could be caught on video - something to consider....