As part of their Level 5 unit: Innovation for Textiles Practice FdA in Textiles students were asked to:

  • draw a variety of artefacts from MoDiP's collection arranged as still lives
  • develop from them a vocabulary of simple geometric shapes: stripes, circles, squares, spots and lines.

The imagery was to be deliberately simple as the emphasis of the unit was on using a variety of techniques and processes at the same time.

The required outcome of the unit was a sketchbook showing the development of ideas with an evaluation of the techniques and processes used plus a portfolio of creative experimental work. The work was produced over a period of four weeks. The skills and techniques learnt were subsequently to be used in the Contemporary Textiles for Professional Practice unit for a more specific outcome.