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NOT ON THE FABRIC BUT IN THE FABRIC: hardanger embroidery, animation and the grid
University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Crafts (KHV), Textiles.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 80 credits / 120 HE creditsStudent thesis [Artistic work]Alternative title
notonthefabricbutinthefabric (English)
Abstract [en]

This paper describes my work with a historical craft and my attempt to find new ways to look at it, work with it and present it. I use the embroidery technique Hardangersaum which is all white, and where selected threads of the woven fabric grid are removed while others are wrapped and embellished. The artistic research leans heavily on the traditional craft but tries to isolate it from its historical baggage. I turn my focus to the grid of the fabric and I present some viewpoints from Rosalind Krauss and Hannah B. Higgins. I describe questions of scale and presentation that have emerged and show how digital animation has played a major role in the development and the communication of the embroidery work.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 17 p.
Keyword [en]
craft, embroidery, Hardanger, Hardangersaum, Hedebo, Hedebosyning, goldwork, fabric, grid, net, mesh, linen, value, scale, small, miniature, repetition, white, regional, traditional, digital fabrication, animation, system, discipline, status, women, women's work
Keyword [sv]
broderi, vitbroderi, rutnät
National Category
Visual Arts
URN: urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-5574OAI: diva2:954290
Educational program
CRAFT! - Textiles (Master)
2016-04-12, S1 + Vita Havet, LM Ericssons Väg 14, Stockholm, 14:30 (English)
Available from: 2016-09-06 Created: 2016-06-13 Last updated: 2016-09-06Bibliographically approved

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