Sunday 5th December 2010
Well there hasn’t been a lot of change since I last wrote here, the tutorial session for last Monday was cancelled due to snow, and in fact most of the week was written off due to snow!
I have continued with my research, alternating between the ‘history of applying ornamentation to surfaces’ and ‘alternative methods of applying patterns to surfaces’. At the same time I continue to put spots on to the design and I have also started writing a draft knitting pattern, and knitting it at the same time! This cold spell that we have recently had inspires me to focus on knitting my designs into wall hangings – once I have perfected the pattern I can move on to using chunky wool and massive needles. I feel that it would be possible to design a wallpaper as a background and then knit large hangings that work with the wallpaper design. Obviously, this would be a feature wall design.
During the snowy weather I went out to take some photos of how Bedale looked with the application of some snow and ice… some of my photos are really great and would be lovely on Christmas cards… but my main 'inspirations' were to continue with the knitting and also that, snow on the branches and blown against one side of a tree trunk look like a negative photo or reverse shading – I wonder if I could do something with that?
We plan to have a team meeting this week, it is only a week until our initial presentations and we need to discuss how we intend to make our presentations.