Tuesday, August 11, 2009
I have just arrived back from a Computer Textile Design Group Summer School which I thoroughly enjoyed. It was well organized with great tutors. Day one we were split into 2 groups, one group with Marie Roper, the other with Sarah Browniewhere we all designed images on the computers. The second day we shared two tutors, Marie and Angie Hughes, whose book came out recently. We had 4 printers and had the opportunity to print out on fabric all the images we needed for our projects.
Angie with her printer. Angie's textile notes
Marie teaching one to one.
I was fortunate to have Sarah doing designing on the first day. I'm afraid I'm a bit set in my ways and found it difficult to do things in a different way, but I have loads of fantastic handouts and will work on them here at home. Now, for the first time ever I have some idea of how to try to understand other people's art work and what to look for in particular and I knew after the first couple of hours that it had been worth coming on the course if I didn't learn another single thing. Of course, I learned much more during the two days, but as I'm rather tired tonight I will tell you a little more tomorrow.