W I L L I A M M O R R I S William Morris (1834 - 1896) was perhaps the most important British decorative artist of the 19th century. A prolific designer, craftsman and decorator, his work and ideas have had a major influence on the development of modern interior design. William Morris was one of the most influential figures in the Victorian and Edwardian art world. As a young man at Oxford he became involved with the Pre-Raphaelite movements, mixing with such artists as Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Holman Hunt and Edward Coley Burne-Jones. Always a man of innovation, Morris soon tired of the subject matter and philosophy of the Pre-Raphaelites. His desire for social reform was also an important factor in his artistic growth and he moved on from painting to the creation of textiles, wallpapers, stained glass and highly decorative furniture. He also set up the Kelmscott Press as a medium for his writing and elegant book design. With Edward Burne-Jones, he set in motion the highly influential Arts and Crafts Movement - thereby implementing an incredible change in the vision of British art. William Morris Colours Duck Egg, China Blue, Morris Green, Weld Yellow, Chalk White, Red Ochre and Madder Red. Inspired by the large collection of Morris' work in the Victoria and Albert Museum, these paint shades and their names are evolved from colours he used in many different
HISTORY OF SHOES There is much evidence to suggest that shoes, or various foot coverings were one of the very first things that our ancient ancestors invented. They were forced, by necessity to invent some sort of foot covering to protect their feet from jagged rocks, burning sands and rugged ground over which they lived and predated for food and shelter. The history of human development shows the importance of protecting the foot was recognised in the early stages of civilisation. Records of the Egyptians, the Chinese and other early civilisations all contain references to shoes. In the Bible, the shoe is mentioned on a number of occasions and the Hebrews also used it on several instances with legal significance, especially in binding a bargain. From various different types of shoes, you can tell the myths and legends of different races. The shoe, even up until now, continues to tell those myths and legends which have come down on us. Stories like Mercury's Winged Sandals, Puss in Boots, Cinderella, and others all existed in some ancient and forgotten tongue, but are still well known to children. The shoe has also been known to bring luck when thrown after the newly wedded couple. In its very first form, the shoe was just a simple piece of plaited grass or rawhide, which was strapped to the feet. Among the relics of the early Egyptians are some sandals made
Product Report: I feel that the product I have created is very strong in the marketing sense that it is original yet adaptable for the target group, also it's light weight and eye catching so it fits the intended purpose of evening wear, not only this but it will not clash with many outfits. Also from a business point of view the bag could be marketed in a certain way to attract customers like psychological pricing, which makes the customer feel like it is paying less for the product but in reality it may only be a difference of a few pennies (e.g. £19.99 instead of £20).I have suggested this because the final price for my bag is quite high and this is something I in the future would like to lower in order to attract the potentially highest amount of customers. Also when manufacturing for the industry I would make slight changes to my design for example I would use less components and instead of then lining would use a much neater over locker to finish the edges as this would be less expensive then buying in lining. Also my product consists of a lot of manual labour so I would resort to a much less economically developed country for manufacturing (as there are cheap lands available to build factories, and less regulation on companies wishing to manufacture there) yet I would still pay the workers a fair amount. Not only this but the workforce will have to be trained and
Cotton Questions by Cerys Speakman Q) Cotton, one of the oldest fabrics in existence, remains one of the most popular despite the introduction of many modern textiles. Say why you think this is so by referring to the advantages of cotton as a fabric. A) Capacity to absorb moisture: When the wax coating is removed from the fibre during processing the cotton readily absorbs moisture and allows the moisture to evaporate. Cotton absorbs moisture and then allows it to evaporate. This makes it really comfortable to wear as it allows the human skin to breathe leaving it feel pleasant and comfortable. Its strength: Cotton is slower to dry than some other fibres. However cotton fibres are stronger when wet than dry. This means that most products made from cotton can be washed frequently. Minimal build of static electricity: All fibres acquire small charges of static electricity due to friction. Static charge accumulates less readily on cotton than other fibres which means it does not attract dirt or dust to the same extent ass some other fibres. the rough surfaces of some cotton yarns, however, mean that fabrics made from them may soil more easily. Absorbency: Water can penetrate the fibre so that dirt can be washed out. Cotton therefore is relativity easy to keep clean, Conductivity: Cotton is a good conductor of heat, which makes it very comfortable to wear. Good
To design and make a dish for a special diet. The special diet I am researching is toddlers. I am working in a pair and need to produce 1 savoury and 1 sweet dish. Task analysis Keywords Toddlers Research Refer to fact sheet . The idea I have chose from each is Sweet-1) jelly -2) fruit dipped in chocolate -3) triffle Savoury -1) Face Quiche -2) Face mash -3) Heart shaped sandwiches Face quiche Design Specification ) Thin pastry- not too filling. 2) Egg must be hard boiled-so not runny. 3) Small slices of bacon- so don't choke. 4) Has to look like a face-appealing to a toddler. 5) Small quiche-toddlers have small appetite. Mash Face Design Specification ) Mash must not have too much butter in-To creamy for a toddler. 2) Slice sausages must be the same size so looks even. 3) Big Sausage must be cut into sections- so it is easier to eat. 4) Beans should be cooked properly- so not to hard. 5) Should be in a face so it looks appealing to a toddler. Heart shaped sandwiches Design Specification ) Must be cut into a heart so looks appealing to a toddler. 2) The filling must contain lots of salad - it brings the nutrients they need. 3) There must not be too much butter used - it could ruin the taste and it also isn't healthy. 4) The filling should have meat in -it is filling. 5) The heart should be even and shouldn't make the bread to small so it is
Textiles Coursework-Development Page 2 Hareeka Malhotra Textiles Coursework-Cultural Product Mrs.
Health & Safety & Risk Assessment Safety in the manufacturing environment Many potential hazards exist in a textiles workplace, fast moving electrical machinery, cutting tools, dyes and other chemicals can all cause injury. Workers and their supervisors have a responsibilty to make the workplace as safe as possible, ans to take all reasonable steps to prevent injury. Organization of the workplace Many potential hazards can be avoided y the way in which the workplace is laid out. Areas in the workplace should be designated for particular activities. Storage areas and walkways should be clearly marked and kept clean and tidy, with waste materials disposed of correctly. Many materials can be recycled or can be used by a waste diposal company. The area should be large enough for the number of workers, and there should be suffiecient light, heat and ventilation. Ventilation Many processes in the textile industry generate dust and fumes. These particles in the air can be breathed in, casuing damage to the lungs and throat as well as irritating the eyes and skin. Workers mixing dyestuffs or chemicals used in finishing fabrics are particularly at risk. Extractor fans can be installed in areas used for these processes, or within a fume cupboard. Storage of chemicals The majority of chemicals in a work environment present a risk to health, even cleaning agents. Chemicals
Design specification. The main feature that my product will have is reversible quilt and cushions and patchwork. Patchwork is fabric that is sewed on quilts by hand to create a pattern.
Design specification and design ideas My design specification will include all the information that will give anyone who reads it a clear idea of what my product will look like and the features it will have. My target audience is teenagers. The product is a quilt and two matching cushions with it. The cost of this product will be reasonable as I have explained on the research and analysis section that teenagers cannot afford to buy a quilt that is expensive as they have to watch their budget. Selling a product that is expensive will not be successful in a teenage market because your target audience will not buy it because it's too expensive. The theme of my product is 'Natural Look' and the colours that I will use are blue and green because that what my target market have chose. Also they are very popular colours. I will combine these two colours and create one product. The main feature that my product will have is reversible quilt and cushions and patchwork. 'Patchwork' is fabric that is sewed on quilts by hand to create a pattern. My product will be Uni-sex meaning boys and girls can use it because the two chosen colours by my target market are two good colours to make a Uni-sex product with. My quilt will be made out of 100% cotton because my survey gave these results and this is what teenagers prefer best. They prefer this because cotton is soft and comfortable to sleep
Top Designers 1950!! Key: *! = important/ top. *!Christian Dior Responsible for dramatically changing the style of the 1950s, Dior created the" new look" which used lots of fabric and exaggerated the hourglass shape of the female figure. The new look was in direct contrast to the frugal and plain styles during the war, but women and the fashion industry embraced the move back to glamour. In 1955 Yves Saint Laurent joins Dior as a design assistant. In the same year Dior launches cosmetic range. He was a mainstream Haute Couture designer in France. The H-line of 1954 was a slender tunic suit with a slim skirt that later became more of a dropped waist tubular twenties style dress with a hemline that was creeping upwards. This would become a classic 1950s fashion garment. -Y line dress A line dress H line dress Cristóbal Balenciaga Though finding glamour and drama as important as Dior, Balenciaga went in the opposite direction in his silhouettes, making them sleeker and broadening the shoulders and removing emphasis on the waist. This shape gave way to the sack dresses and tunics that became popular in the next decade. Pierre Balmain Balmain's focused on femininity and elegance, creating the quintessential French style of
Textiles Finished Garment Evaluation. When picking out my fabric and components for my blazer I took in to account peoples opinions, the cost of making and what fabric fits its purpose.
To start off with we had to decide our design brief and product theme, my brief was : "Next spring/summer 2011 trend forecasts show the theme "Vintage Britain" is going to be the main key theme in fashion. Design and make a garment at London Fashion Week to celebrate past and present British fashion". I chose the theme Vintage Britain as I believe it fitted in with our environment today as there is a lot of focuses and major events happening in Britain such as the 2012 Olympics, so I thought it would be a suitable theme to look back on the past and see all the fashion trends and history. If my garment came out as a success it would be a one off item for the runway at London Fashion Week, however high street shops would Interpret it for every day wear, as the trend is going to be big in spring/summer 2011 so they want to product the garment before their other competitors. Before all of the designing and manufacturing stages I had to do some research which fits in with my design brief, I researched existing products so I didn't make something that is already out on the market, I did some market research to see what would appeal to a wide audience, I researched the most popular decade in Britain from the past, and I did some client research on London Fashion Week. From the research I did it allowed me to create a design specification, which helped me further in the whole