EVALUATION OF THE FINAL CERTIFICATE ASSESSMENT PIECE
The final embroidered assessment piece for Module SIX is a wall-hanging inspired to the Tiber river in Rome based on the design topic of Creative Conservation.
Do you feel satisfied with the results?
Yes, I am pleased with the final result even if it is considerably different from what I had in mind at the start.
If yes, which parts in particular?
I love the effect of moving water and its changing colours. I also appreciate the lightness which I feel reflects the theme of the river.
Is it fit for its purpose?
It has no purpose in itself, since it is a decorative piece. I like the possibility of hanging it on a wall or let it rest on a table. I also like that it can be easily rolled and transported and that it is very strong in spite of its fragile aspect.
If you were asked to make it again, what changes would you make?
1) To the way you designed it:
I would like a less rigid initial design which I had to adapt in the making to give the wall-hanging a delicate movement.
2) To the way you made it:
I would try to develop a really three-dimensional piece.
MATERIALS LOG FOR DESIGN WORK AND MAKING OF THE TIBER RIVER WALL-HANGING
QUANTITY in grams
PRICE in £
Sheets of paper
|2||Local stationery store||Designing|
|Cocoon strippings||100||2,65||Wingham Wool Work||Wall-hanging background|
|Soya bean tops||10||0,35||Wingham Wool Work||Wall-hanging background|
|Acrylic inks, mixed colours||50||4||Local art material supplier||Colouring of background|
|Merino/silk mixture green||10||0,37||Wingham Wool Work||Wall-hanging background|
|Threads||mixture, ca. 100||2||different sellers||Sewing, decorating|
|Shot organza||50||1,5||Local haberdashery||Backing of wall-hanging|
TIMINGDesign work was scattered on a couple of months, from March to May 2014.
The making of the wall-hanging was started on 10th of June and completed in one week.
Total hours working on design: 20 hours plus thinking time.
Total hours working on making the wall-hanging: 20 hours
STORAGE OF WORK, MATERIALS, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Item : My storage place
Design work in progress: plastic folder
Completed work in progress: flat in big plastic box with lid
Papers for design work: flat in card box
Inks for colouring: on my working table in a plastic box
Other items like glue, liners, scissors, cutter: on my working table in my workroom
Embroidery work in progress: plastic bags in a plastic box
Fabrics: plastic containers arranged in like colours, behind a curtain that keeps light out
Threads: drawers, arranged in like colours, beside the sewing machine
Beads, metal threads etc.: small air-tight boxes, drawers, bags
Sewing machine: on small table beside a window in my workroom, in working position
Other electrical equipments:
iron upright on a top shelf, small electrical appliances in their original boxes
Items and working processes that have been used in Module Six:
- pencils and acrylic inks, crayons, cartridge, tissue, tracing papers
- natural and synthetic fabrics, pelmet vilene interfacing, wadding and padding materials
- hand and machine threads
- soldering iron and stand
- cutter and self-healing mat
- laundry iron
- PVA glue, fabric adhesive spray, jewellery glue
Which working processes need special care and attention to protect yourself, your environment and your own work?
- Always lay the soldering iron on its stand and beware to not touch the tip
- Always work in a well ventilated room when using sprays and glues
- Keep electrical flexes out of your way, not loose on the floor
- Always use your cutter on a self-healing mat and keep moving the blade away from you
That’s me working on the final stages of the wall-hanging on my dining room table
This is the last post on the incredibly long journey of my Certificate with Distant Stitch and almost cannot believe that it is the end! I had promised Sian that I would finish my wall-hanging by Summer School and I kept this promise -it's the first one ever that I have not broken at least Distantstitch-wise. I have already chosen a theme for my Diploma and hope to get started soon ...