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[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]In my continued experiments with knitting using different materials I tried kntting with some more interesing material. This test was made using the face spiderweb material you can purchase for halloween. I am not a fan. It...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Using our milliput shapes as a die we created forms around it from acrylic sheets via vacuum forming. Th machine heats up the acrylic the sheet so that it is flexible. Once the sheet starts to...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Cuttlefish casting is an ancient technique that is often used for making small pieces of jewellery. It is a very fast and simple method of casting. Taking a dried cuttlefish bone the first step is to sand...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]I visited the National Railway with my family and my cousins. The had a new exhibition called 'Brass, Steel and Steam'. The entrance to the exhibit was amazing. The tools hanging and the cast the shadows was...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]This is one of the first knitting artist that I discovered. I love the fact that she just wondered 'if she could' and tried a new idea out. She garden fence made out of strong twine,...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] In the workshops we tried two different from of welding. MIG welding and TIG MIG (metal Inert Gas) is a form of arc welding. Through a welding gun a solid wire electrode is fed and joins two...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Having talked with third year students they had advised me to not have any set idea in mind for what I wanted to my project to be. In there experience the events that had worked best...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Our final visit was to the Hatton Gallery at Newcastle University. We were not allowed to take photographs of the exhibits here at the artists’ request. The majority of my time was spent looking at the exhibition...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]I was immediately put off this gallery because of the layout. No doubt it is for commercial reasons but downstairs the two gift shops (which you have to enter though) and the café seemed to have...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] In the afternoon we visited the Side gallery in Newcastle city centre. I absolutely loved both the gallery – its ambience and layout - and the artwork displayed. The venue was cosy and inviting, not pompous...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]The University took us to the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art across the river in Gateshead and then left us to explore.   My overall impression of this venue was that it felt very empty. The exhibits consisted...

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