My Project

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]This page contains high quality photographs of my piece in situ at the gallery. A variety of angles are shown to fully show all aspects of the piece. 'Our mind is often a jumble of mental health...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Following our event risk and saftey assesment presentation each individual was required to complete a risk assesment for there peice. This was prepared by following the colleges standard form. All potential hazardss had to be looked...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]I started the French Knitting once my piece became too large and complex to knit on the bus. One major benefit of French knitting is that it is very simple and requires very little space, and...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] I intended for me piece to be displayed on two plinths, with one being 40x50cm at least to display the piece and there to be a difference in height between the two plinths with the height...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]With knitting the piece is not finished as soon as you finish knitting it.. Knitting tends to drop once it has been cast off and all the pieces start to be pulled down though gravity and...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]French knitting, or puniken, is a simple style of loom knitting. Rather than conventional knitting on two straight needles it is done on a loom called a knitting dolly or knitting nancy. Traditonally the dolly was...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Having now chosen all my words I had to choose the order and placement. I was planning on not having each of the words straight so before starting with any of the ordering I arranged each...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]From the start I knew that I wanted affirmations sewn within the knitting, positive actions that can help anyone improve their mental health. Simple and general help that is not directive. I did not want to set...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Having tried several knitted fonts I found that there were only two that would be suitable for my piece due to legibility and size. This put a kibosh my idea of using I mixture of fonts...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] It was suggested in my formative feedback to look at the book 'The subversive stitch' by Rozsika Parker. The book explores the relationship of women, art and embroidery. Through her work Parker started to close the...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]The final test! The tension with this test piece was thankfully good, not great, it is a tad looser than I would like, but you cannot get a size imbetween and the 4.5mm needles are far better...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]As I now have the yarn that I am going to knit the piece with it was improtant to do a gauge test. A gauge test is simply knitting a square to figure out the 'gauge' of...

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