Embroidery Journal

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Journal Year 1 Journal:

You will keep a Design/Research Journal throughout the semester.  Each week you will work on the journal. It will submitted in class for a homework grade.   You are responsible for finding out the topic for the pages each week.

This will be a record of the research you do for the final project as well as a record of your study of embroidery in general. But you will be working on it all semester. You will be given your topic for the research pages each week. Be sure to listen for the topic.

This is in a large sketchbook. The precise size and type is your choice. You will be expected to paste, staple and otherwise attach other things in you book, so it will get very bulky. You will also sketch in it, so make sure the pages are sketch-friendly.
Design/Research Journal Topics

Month

Day

Topic Due

   

 

January 22
  • Historical Embroidery
  • Paste as many examples as you can find on your pages for future reference
  • 3+ pages
  29
  • Cultural Embroidery
  • Paste as many examples as you can find on your pages for future reference
  • 3+ pages
February 5
  • Modern Embroidery
  • Paste as many examples as you can find on your pages for future reference
  • 3+ pages
  19

Mixture of art/inspiration & sketches of possible embroidery

  • Intermingle influencing visuals with sketches of possible design ideas
  • Write your thoughts about each design
  • Both the embroidery design and how you think it could be used
  • Write down what materials you think would work well
  • 5+pages
  26

Mixture of art/inspiration & sketches of possible embroidery

  • Intermingle influencing visuals with sketches of possible design ideas
  • Write your thoughts about each design
  • Both the embroidery design and how you think it could be used
  • Write down what materials you think would work well
  • 5+pages
March 5

Collection of inspiration for final

  • Find as many visual sources for the theme
  • Use 3+ pages to visually introduce the primary theme and your initial vision
  • Place your pictures/parts in groups that make sense
  • Organize the pieces into pages
  • Resize the images as needed to make better layouts
  • Cut things out in interesting manners
  • Use additional items such as art papers, found objects, etc. to make the layout more interesting
  19

Sketches for Final

  • Intermingle influencing visuals with sketches of design ideas for final project
  • Write your thoughts about each design
  • Both the embroidery design and how you think it could be used
  • Write down what materials you think would work well
  • 5+pages
  26

Finalize work for final

  • Fully draw out design (embroidery) for final piece in actual size
  • Copy the design onto a separate paper and create a chart w/ indications of materials, techniques, colors, and stitch direction
  • Make one more clean copy of the design drawing to be used for tracing onto fabric
  • Sketch out ideas of how you think your embroidery design could be used - photos, etc. can be included.
  • 5+pages total, including the 3 design drawings.
April 9

Sketches for companion pieces and end uses

  • How would you make your embroidery piece into an embroidery line?
  • sketch more embroidery pieces that work w/ your final piece and possible end uses for them
  • Try to think of how the end uses would be a line as well
  • continue to paste in inspiration materials

5+pages

Journal Year 2:

You will keep an embroidery journal throughout the course of the semester.  It will be a true notebook that records how you execute techniques. Each week I will check that you have recorded that week’s lessons in writing. In addition to writing about the techniques, each technique must have (at least) 2 photos showing other ways the technique can be used.

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