SELF DIRECTED STUDY: FIRST MENTORING SESSION WITH MICHELLE GRIFFITHS

Dear Michelle, thank you for agreeing to mentor me over the next few years.

Spent the afternoon discussing everything to do with Textiles.

Michelle graciously took me on a tour of her studio @ Lllantrissant, Model House. It is a studio hive for creatives, makers and designers to create and sell their own work; not only that, it is a destination to learn and hone ones craft; workshops, tutorials and mentoring are all available if needed.

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A small selection of the work of my mentor, Michelle Griffiths. We discussed how we would go curate this mentorship, and how to make it work around our busy schedules. As I have no mandatory study sessions on a Wednesday afternoon, Michelle thought it would make the perfect opportunity for our collaboration. Wednesdays, 1:30-4:30pm, @ Model House; incredible scope to learn from a most incredible talented lady.

The resource library that Michelle has managed to accumulate over 10+ years is absolutely mind-blowing!! Permission was granted to utilise this wonderful smorgasbord of information and research material. Lucky boy, I am.

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A gift from Michelle!!!! Had a flick through it, can honestly say it is exactly what I have been after; old, but perfectly descriptive.

A Polyester/Chiffon mix length of fabric was given to me by Michelle; homework for the week would entail manipulating the fabric with whatever resist equipment I deemed relevant to my practice. Equipment such as dried beans, pebbles, bottle tops (covered with clingfilm, to avoid ripping fabric/rust bleeding), cubes, match sticks etc, the possibilities are endless.

Looking forward to our next mentoring session.

 

Author: vmhtdesign

About to undertake my BA TEXTILE DESIGN @ NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY. So Excited. Follow my progress from beginner to professional.

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