In the search for ideas for designer makers we looked at risk taking at Uni.
Do I take risks?
Probably not much these days, which is awful.
We tried two techniques for risk taking to come up with ideas.
The Dice game
Make 2 dice and write on each side a word like dots, flowers, glasses.
Also write a list of things – wood, flower, food, crayons…
Roll each dice twice and jot down what you come up with
I got Flowers, Motif, glasses, bright hair
Now go out and find two people that fit the description of the words.
BRIGHT HAIR AND MOTIF T-SHIRT
FLOWERS (BAG PATTERN) AND GLASSES
We were lucky, these two were walking into Uni together.
Now take your list of things and ask each person to choose a word from the list
Now using the words you’ve been given make something.
I found this flower on the internet
Image: Unknown, . (2013). . , Whollies Website: http://wholles.com/smiling-white-flower.html.
There’s a good reason why everything has to be done through the computer at the moment… I’ve broken my ankle and am at my mums. I only have my computer with me.
A little bit of Photoshop time and I come up with this…
I’m not too keen on Tie-Dye and my photoshop skills grow slowly.
But then I’ve been meaning to look more at Shibori knitting and this might be the right time.
On the knitting machine I made a square of stocking stitch from British wool, Using a shibori (tie-dye) technique I tied 2p coins in the wool and washed it.
Then I dyed it one colour! Oh No, you can’t tie-dye in one colour…
I’ve already had two people asking for a scarf like this, so I guess that idea was worth it.