Tutor feedback part 4

Tutor report


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

A   creative approach

Assignment number 4



Overall Comments


Congratulations on maintaining the energy and drive in the work submitted for assignment 4. You demonstrate that you have gained a good understanding of weaving techniques and been able to experiment and produce a variety of samples.


You are maintaining motivation to reflect and research around the subject of textiles in a broad context to support your learning.


Continue to enjoy your module as you embark on the final assignment and I hope that the following comments will be helpful as you use your theme book to develop work to complete this module.



I understand your aim is to go for the Painting/Textiles/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


Project 8:

You have created a diverse collection of samples of braids, which has enabled you to explore how a wide variety of yarns can be incorporated. This collection is building your resource of reference samples. For your personal development, I encourage you to add in your thoughts about what attracted you to the images selected to inspire these experiments.


Your use of the plant stakes as a base for the samples of free weaving provides you with a useful information full of potential ideas. This is a contrast to the neat colour study piece, demonstrating your sensitivity to mixing threads.


Project 9:

Your selection of images for the colour analysis has been well observed and translated perceptively into weaving samples. I particularly responded to your exploration on Warhol’s print of Chairman Mao.


In this project you have challenged yourself to consider the potential of a wide variety of threads and techniques and begin to include other materials such as grass to link weaving into the landscape themes you have used as inspiration.


In sample 11, I particularly liked the diversity of texture and colours selected in your interpretation to the Patrick Caulfield painting. This dynamic approach to is further enhanced by the bold weaving surfaces achieved in the piece.


I feel that sample 12 is a lively interpretation of landscape combining your skills with fabric and weave as well as a thoughtful response to colour. I can see that this piece has been carefully considered and I encourage you to ensure that you include more of your preparatory work directly relating to this sample. While your earlier references have empathy with the final piece, your personal reflection of why it was important to you to make this piece would, I feel, help you to understand what was driving your motivation.




Demonstration of technical and Visual Skills, Demonstration of Creativity


I would encourage you to include visual notes of your responses as you develop your ideas, for example as above with the series of samples which included Chairman Mao.



Learning Logs or Blogs/Critical essays



Your learning log continues to provide you with a record of your journey and enables you to share your passion for the subject of textiles.


Your analysis of the distinction between textile art and textile craft is thoughtful and well researched.


Research Point:

I felt that your choice of reviewing the work of Dorothy Caldwell and Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn who continue to be influential to a huge number of people is insightful.


You might like to look at the book Thinking through Craft by Glen Adamson if you have not already done so.



Suggested reading/viewing


–          Look at the work of Polly Binns and its relationship to landscape

–          Consider the work of Audrey Walker and Liz Harding

–          Reflect on the influence of the weaving of Annie Albers


Pointers for the next assignment


I suggest that you aim to stamp your own identity on your final piece by challenging yourself to experiment further, be brave in your approach and most importantly relish the process.



Tutor name: Brenda Miller
Date 14 January 2014
Next assignment   due End March 2014



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