• Jenny Sharp

Morley Textile Foundation Week 5 Day 2

The constructed Textiles Lab

with Debby Brown (week 1)

In the morning we were given a paper bag challenge. This was to respond to a piece of poetry which we picked out of a hat at random. We had 2 hours for this, using only a variety of paper bags, staples and pins. With a polystyrene head to use as a base we all set about the task with gusto.

When Debby was explaining the challenge I immediately thought of the Jabberwocky and lo and behold thats what I picked out of the hat.

Beware the Jabberwocky, my son!

The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!

Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun

The frumious Bandersnatch!

Unbeknownst to us, we had been paired up in that there were two lots of the poetry. It was interesting to see the different interpretations. The other Jabberwocky was centred on the tree.

In the afternoon we were drawing with the machine - I love this as there is an air of unpredictability about it. However I did learn that if the machine is run fast and you go slow with the hoop you have more control. We were asked to use our imagery from the South Bank as a starting point. I returned to the "hoops" of the roof over the skate board area.

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