A select group of members gathered to explore 3D textile creations. We shared, admired and chatted about various 3D items that members brought along and had some fruitful discussion about future projects incorporating some of those ideas.
We checked out some well known 3D artists, Annemieke Mein and Mirka Mora among others, and talked about their techniques. As always, some of the most important learning came from the conversations that emerge along the way. In this case, bouncing around our ideas only to find out there is no definitive answer to the question “When does texture become 3D in textile art?”
To that end, we watched part of a Lisa Walton interview with Shannon Conley. It was quite eye opening to see how the tiny scale of a diagram in Colette Wolff’s book The Art of Manipulating Fabric could be translated into painted and manipulated wall art on such a grand scale inspired by Shannon’s scientific knowledge.
In Roz’s unavoidable absence, her sidekick took us through the basics of flat pack patterns – taking a 3D object, and successfully developing an accurate and detailed pattern to translate into fabric.
Another fruitful Sunday time out sharing the pleasures of textile exploration.