Crafted Futures: A Craft/Technology Collaboration

Gaston, Elizabeth (2017) Crafted Futures: A Craft/Technology Collaboration. Journal of Textile Design and Research Practice, 5 (2). pp. 157-174. ISSN 2051-1787

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Crafted Futures is a craft/technology visual response to William Gott’s Dyehouse Pattern Book produced in 1815 whilst Gott was an apprentice in his father’s woolen mill. The work utilized craft practice to explore theories of color contrast, assimilation and optical mixing in color production. In collaboration with print technologist Muriel Rigout, applied craft thinking was employed in the development of the work, tacit knowledge of materials and skill were employed with formal color theory, using textile craft processes and digital print as a modelling tool. The project was important as an example of a craft/technology collaboration, identified as a driver for commercial growth. The success of the project was discussed in terms of individual research outcomes, the success of the visual response and the success of the collaborative process. The work was exhibited at Leeds Industrial Museum, Armley Mills, Leeds, 14th October to 27th November 2016.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: collaboration, craft, digital technology, color
Subjects: W200 Design studies
X200 Research and Study Skills in Education
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2020 11:17
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 12:35

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