The Tartan Trend

Tartan is and will always be in my oppinion a trendy fabric. Because the classic woven fabric in one color is a bit boring, tartan will always make an outfit more interesting and beautiful. Almost everyone, when they hear about tartan they think of Scotland, but it seems that tartan like fabrics already appeared from 400 BC in Central Europe and Western Asia and in Scotland in the XVIth century. In Scotland even now different patterns and colors of plaid are used to distinguish particular clans or families. There are many different pattern of plaid but the most popular combination is the red and black pattern. This winter designers have not proposed only blazers of tartan but also a wide range of pieces like dresses, pants or jackets. I love it! Do you like tartan?

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The Knit Project

I had an exciting post day yesterday. My 2nd year Knit project arrived. As I sipped my tea, I read the brief. "A sense of time, a sense of place". Either a personal, emotional, interior environment, your bed, a shelf, a room, a table, a wardrobe, your bedroom floor, or a physical exterior environment, a landscape, street corner, road, wood, plaza, etc. From different view points (out a window, through a crack of a door, above, below, etc) draw, photograph, collage and even build your observations of your environment in a broad range of media and techniques. Record changes (night, day, dawn, dusk, atmosphere, creased, folded, bright, shadowed, etc). My head is full of ideas which is at the same time paralysing. I'm really interested in the notion of an internal landscape but don't want it to become an exercise in navel-gazing. I'd be able to use Anthony Gormley in some of my research. However I like the use of a road. The idea of the length but also the minutia. I'd be able to research the Boyle Family. I'd like to explore structure, form and architecture. The first thing I need to do is some brain storming. Then I can get it straight in my head.