Tutor feedback part 3


Open College of the Arts

  Tutor report


Student name Annette Bruton Student number 511956
Course/Module Textiles 1:

A creative approach

Assignment number 3



Overall Comments


I am pleased to see that you are maintaining energy and drive as you move on to assignment three. Again your work is comprehensive, easy to follow and demonstrates your understanding of fabric manipulation, which you have successfully explored through a wide range of techniques.


You show through your wider reading and research that you are extending your knowledge base and presenting thoughtful responses.


Continue to enjoy your module and I hope that the following comments will be helpful as you reflect on your achievements to date.


Assessment potential


I understand your aim is to go for the Painting/ Creative Arts Degree and that you plan to submit your work for assessment at the end of this course. From the work you have shown in this assignment, and providing you commit yourself to the course, I suggest that you are likely to be successful in the assessment.



Feedback on assignment Demonstration of technical and Visual Skills, Quality of Outcome, Demonstration of Creativity



–                       To work with fabric rather than stitch as the raw material.


Research Point:

Your work on the diversity of textiles is well considered and obviously challenging you to reflect on the materials in more depth that we all take for granted.


Project 6:

Stage 2 Developing Ideas:

I feel that you are challenging yourself to develop ideas, questioning your choices and not being satisfied with your first responses. I encourage you to continue to work in this way.


Stage 3 Applied Fabric Techniques and Stage 4 Raised techniques:

I congratulate you on the variety of fabrics from the meticulous folded patch to melted fabrics in your experimentation. Within your set of samples you have explored and successfully shown a high level of skills in a wide range of quilting, textured and applied fabric techniques building your reference resources.


Research point:

You have written a thoughtful overview looking at craft based textile production today. Your piece highlights your passion and conviction for the subject and I agree with your conclusion from your discussion with the quilting group that it improves the quality of life.


Project 7:

Theme Book

Your topic of seeds is enabling you to challenge conventions and to enable you to play with a range of approaches. I am excited by the way that you are identifying ways to extend your ideas and pleased that you are keeping an open approach at this stage. It may be that you will need to explore several ideas before making your final choice.


Learning Logs or Blogs / Critical essays Context


I congratulate you on the quality of your learning log. It continues to be a thorough well-constructed document of your progress to date. You are able to demonstrate a clear understanding of your aims and achievements on the course to date.




I am pleased to see that you are using these as working notebooks as much as possible. In this way you are able to communicate your enthusiasm for the work you are doing.


Suggested viewing/reading Context


I suggest you look at or revisit:


Techno Textiles 1&2

Cloth & Memory 2 catalogue of the exhibition


Artists you might like to consider:


Ptolemy Mann – Ikat weaving

Freddie Robbins – knitted sculpture



Pointers for the next assignment


I encourage you to continue to experiment, be bold with your approaches to scale, enjoy adding to your theme book and I look forward to seeing the next installment.





Tutor name: Brenda   Miller


Date 7   November 2013
Next assignment   due End   December 2013




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