textile manipulation

This is your chance for some creative play!


Textile manipulation

This is your chance to pay around with various textile manipulation techniques based on your research into different Art Movements

Historical and contemporary art movements have always had a huge impact on design. What we can learn from the past will always influence our future.

So for this project you will need to conduct your own research into different Art Movements. You can find a list of art movements in the link below and each has a link to a website giving you a basic overview of that movement to start you off. It is entirely up to you which movement or movements you choose to investigate.

Diploma – Art Movements

You may be inspired by the rich opulent laces and brocades from a Gainsborough painting from the Rococo period. Or you may be drawn to the energetic abstract paintings of Jackson Pollock from Abstract Expressionism. You may even decide that a Fauvist Matisse cut out inspires you to create a stencil or screen print of your own.

Use the information and images you find to inform and inspire your own ideas. Look at things like:

  • Colours
  • Textures
  • Energy
  • Techniques
  • Materials
  • Context

Also think about how you would translate those into textiles. You may not have all the answers yet, but play around and get a bit messy. Raid your art box to play with pencils, paint, tissue paper, coloured printer paper, wool, threads, buttons, sequins – anything you have to hand is fair game.

Remember there is no right or wrong with this. It is just a chance to play and you absolutely have to make mistakes as that is how we learn.

Here is the formal project brief so you can see exactly what you will need to do. Download it so you can keep it in your sketchbook.

Create a range of manipulated Textile Samples