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Title: Con Artist

Con Artist
M. Rappleyea Fashion and Illustration New Paltz
High School
  • Using textile design skills each student will
    convert a simple object into a unique creation
    that allows the artist to put their world on a
    different kind of canvas.

The Chuck Taylor All Star isn't simply a
basketball sneaker or a nostalgic fashion
statement it's also a blank canvas, a clean
slate that can serve as a medium for artistic
Your Textile Design Here or here
A textile http//
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formed by weaving, knitting, crocheting,
knotting, or pressing fibers together (felt). A
textile is a flexible material consisting of a
network of natural or artificial fibers often
referred to as thread or yarn. Yarn is produced
by spinning raw wool fibers, linen, cotton, or
other material on a spinning wheel to produce
long strands. The words fabric and cloth are used
in textile assembly trades (such as tailoring and
dressmaking) as synonyms for textile. However,
there are subtle differences in these terms in
specialized usage.
  • Textile refers to any material made of
    interlacing fibers.
  • Fabric refers to any material made through
    weaving, knitting, crocheting, or bonding.
  • Cloth refers to a finished piece of fabric that
    can be used for a purpose such as covering a bed.

Textile design is the process of creating designs
for fabrics.
  • What is Textile Design ?
  • Textile design is not the same as textile
    production, although textile designers would
    benefit from working with various fabrics and
    materials. Textile designers create designs on
    textiles and they use fabrics, cloth, and
    upholstery to fashion a wide range of products.
    Textiles are the basis of linens, bathing
    products, fashion, interior design, and
    furniture. And, textiles have grown up to branch
    out into installation art.

Textile Design Sample
  • Robe Kesi (slit tapestry), c.1900, L 138cm W
    200cm possibly made for the Empress Dowager. The
    Empress Dowager preferred pastel shades of
    lavender and turquoise with designs of spider
    chrysanthemums interspersed with longevity
    characters. L 138cm W 200cm.

Wall Hanging Vientiane, Laos, 1994 Discontinuous
and supplementary weft patterning, interlocking
tapestry, silk. This richly patterned handing is
intricately worked with geometric designs and
was inspired by a traditional Lao skirt. Fashion
Institute of Technology
  • Textiles were used in ancient China in many more
    ways than nowadays. At home, they were draped on
    chairs and around beds for warmth and comfort,
    placed on and around tables and hung on walls for
    decoration. They were used for book covers and
    for framing paintings. They were fashioned into
    purses and cases to hold small articles to be
    carried on the person. In temples and
    monasteries, they were used as sutra covers,
    banners, canopies and hangings for worship and
    commemoration. As garments, the use of silk
    itself was an indication of status because the
    common people could only wear cotton, hemp and
    other fibres. Silk, raw or woven, represented
    wealth, for it was
  • used as currency and for tax payment.

IN ALL PATTERNS there are four basic symmetry
operations that may be performed upon a
fundamental design or motif.
                  translation rigid motion with repetition along a line                   reflection rigid motion with repetition across a line (axis)
                  glide reflection rigid motion with reflected repetition along a line                   rotation rigid motion with repetition around a point
WHAT IS A PATTERN? A pattern, whether in nature
or art, relies upon three characteristics a
unit, repetition, and a system of organization.
WHAT IS SYMMETRY? Symmetry is a fundamental
organizing principle in nature and in culture.
The analysis of symmetry allows for understanding
the organization of a pattern.
                            translations                              reflections                             reflections reflections
                             glide reflections                             reflections glide reflections                              rotations (2)
                             reflections rotations (2)                              rotations (2) glide reflections                             rotations (2) reflections reflections
                            rotations (4)                          reflections rotations (4)                                              rotations (4)
not only in terms of art and mathematics, but
also within the contexts of Islamic art and
spirituality. Historically, throughout the
Islamic world from Spain to Indonesia, patterns
appear in architecture and interiors to organize
space and to beautify the built environment. All
patterns reflect the pure beauty of numbers,
considered to be of divine origin in Islamic
doctrine. And by their very nature, patterns
exhibit multiplicity as expressions of unity,
which is an attribute of God. Patterns in
Oriental carpets may thus be seen as expressive
of a world view in which multiplicity exists in
relation to the unity of all existence.
  • In nature, symmetry is imperfect, although
    mathematicians may treat it as an ideal. In art,
    too, it seems that the approximation of symmetry,
    rather than its precision, teases the mind as it
    pleases the eye.

What is your world view?
  • What are your favorite things?
  • What motifs interest you?
  • Pop Culture, Ancient culture, Political Culture .

Funky Geometric
Animal prints
Graphic Text
The Barbie Liberation Project is a droplifting
project that dates back to the doll-and-action-fig
ure boom of the 1980s. Taking advantage of
similarities in the voice hardware of Teen Talk
Barbie and the Talking Duke G.I. Joe doll, er,
action figure, they absconded with several
hundred of each and performed a stereotype-change
operation on the lot before returning them to
the shelves. The result? G.I. Joes planning dream
weddings and Barbies yelling war cries.
Culture Jamming refection on life is a
prerequisite for living, and the cultural,
political and commercial symbols of our times are
well worth rethinking on a regular basis as seen
in Wonderfully creative urban street art.
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Brainstorming Laughing is to be encouraged.
Criticism is not.
  • Mainstream Shopping Droplifting (Commercial and
  • Rural
  • Urban
  • Offbeat
  • Music Inspired
  • Academic
  • Psychedelic
  • Culture, Culture, Culture
  • Graffiti Art
  • Green
  • Geek
  • Architecture
  • Nature
  • NO Wrong Answer

It can be any sneaker
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10 Steps for Boosting Creativity by Jeffrey
  • 1. Listen to music by Johann Sebastian Bach. If
    Bach doesn't make you more creative, you should
    probably see your doctor - or your brain surgeon
    if you are also troubled by headaches,
    hallucinations or strange urges in the middle of
    the night.
  • 2. Brainstorm. If properly carried out,
    brainstorming can help you not only come up with
    sacks full of new ideas, but can help you decide
    which is best.
  • 3. Always carry a small notebook and a pen or
    pencil around with you. That way, if you are
    struck by an idea, you can quickly note it down.
    Upon rereading your notes, you may discover about
    90 of your ideas are daft. Don't worry, that's
    normal. What's important are the 10 that are
  • 4. If you're stuck for an idea, open a
    dictionary, randomly select a word and then try
    to formulate ideas incorporating this word. You'd
    be surprised how well this works. The concept is
    based on a simple but little known truth freedom
    inhibits creativity. There are nothing like
    restrictions to get you thinking.
  • 5. Define your problem. Grab a sheet of paper,
    electronic notebook, computer or whatever you use
    to make notes, and define your problem in detail.
    You'll probably find ideas positively spewing out
    once you've done this.
  • 6. If you can't think, go for a walk. A change of
    atmosphere is good for you and gentle exercise
    helps shake up the brain cells.
  • 7. Don't watch TV. Experiments performed by the
    JPB Creative Laboratory show that watching TV
    causes your brain to slowly trickle out your ears
    and/or nose. It's not pretty, but it happens.
  • 8. Don't do drugs. People on drugs think they are
    creative. To everyone else, they seem like people
    on drugs.
  • 9. Read as much as you can about everything
    possible. Books exercise your brain, provide
    inspiration and fill you with information that
    allows you to make creative connections easily.
  • 10. Exercise your brain. Brains, like bodies,
    need exercise to keep fit. If you don't exercise
    your brain, it will get flabby and useless.
    Exercise your brain by reading a lot (see above),
    talking to clever people and disagreeing with
    people - arguing can be a terrific way to give
    your brain cells a workout. But note, arguing
    about politics or film directors is good for you
    bickering over who should clean the dishes is

Creative Challenge
  • Create a mood board for inspiration with images,
    colors, shapes, themes.
  • Create a textile design through activity and
  • Create a unique sneaker illustration or construct
    an original article through the process of
    textile design
  • Other articles of clothing can be considered
  • a baseball hat, hoodie
  • or other commonplace blank slate article.
  • Materials and designs can go beyond canvas and
    ordinary textiles.

In your sketchbook
  • Collect Pictures of different types of textiles
  • Render the textiles for future reference
  • Make sketches for your textile design
  • Begin using your sketchbook regularly as a place
    to explore ideas, collect and scrapbook images,
    create fabulous illustrations