Studio Blog

16th March 2021: Simply Looking & Drawing

A return to Blyth House today. My last opportunity to look at most of the objects before the archive closes. I decided on this first (of three) final visits that I would look at the first three objects of my research, the sampler, the coif and the cap. The sampler and the coif I have […]

15th December 2020: Making a cap copy

I ran into real difficulties trying to copy the pattern of the cap. I thought today I might try making up a copy of it in calico using the rough measurements I made at the archive. I can then ‘plot’ the motif onto it directly and unpick it to create a flat for more detailed […]

20th October 2020: Problems with patterns (again)

A return to the archive! Met with SN yesterday, we discussed some possible outcomes for the PhD and which objects I want to focus on now that time is limited. I have been pondering the question of how to create a digital object with a physical presence – I think projecting onto plain physical copies […]

18th October 2020: Kimonos and responses

Finally got to go to a museum! It has been far too long. Managed to get in to see the Kimono exhibition at the V&A. I had been anticipating this show for months and was afraid I wouldn’t get to see it before it closes. I have a deep love of kimono, the simplicity of […]


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