Saturday, 21 September 2013

Text in Textiles

 An inspiring day at Thames Valley Textile Group last weekend,  with talk from Sara Impey ( who's  work I've long admired). Very entertaining  with wonderful sense of fun and ridiculous while addressing serious issues. Phrases that resonated I scribbled down : a liking for "density of text on the printed page"; "integrity of wholecloth" and tips such as not leaving big gaps between words  as get repetitive patterns forming.  I haven't done much with text apart from peeling poster JQ's but I fished out this piece of paper lamination -  and then put it back in the box as there are too many other projects on the go at the moment!
In the afternoon, the grand reveal  for 'Halfway Between' . In a moment of weakness I'd offered to help with curation and design of exhibition at Knit and Stitch  at Olympia next spring. With such varied work both 2d and 3d , it's going to be a challenge to make a cohesive display in a small space.


Nina Marie said...

I still want to start a text series in my own work- I mean if it was up to me I would wear a graphic tshirt everyday with some kind of text on it! thanks for sharing!!

Uta Lenk said...

I bought that book at Alsace, where it was just yelling at me to buy it. I didn't know Sara was writing one, but I am glad I discovered it right on. It is fantastic, I have already read it all.
Text is great - so many additional possibilities!
So are you going to do something with that sheet soon, or is it still gestating?