Overall I have enjoyed refining my work in this module, being given the time and chance to completely change parts of it was beneficial to my development and skills. With the short time frame at Christmas, I felt like my work was rushed and could have used more tutor input to improve it, which was made difficult due to illness. With the feedback I was given, I worked to improve every element of my work to a professional level.
My patterns were definitely a strong point in this module, I think I really pushed myself and managed to create a strong set of patterns, finally learning how to do a half drop and learning better to co-ordinate my colours and balance the colours throughout the collection. I also learnt more about scale throughout and put this to better use when thinking of my product mock ups. My mock ups were also a good point, it can be very difficult to find the right images online, so I made my own paper products and fabric ones too so I could get the high quality images and be able to arrange and place them as much as I want, which definitely worked to my advantage, especially in a time where no one will see them as a real prototype.
I always think my markmaking can be more experimental, I try to expand my techniques every time but I struggle sometimes to carry on when I feel like I have created something right. I struggled with letting go of my old designs after the feedback, the motifs took hours to make each one and I was convinced I could make them work. Looking now at my designs before and after feedback, they have been so developed into something I am happy with, but I had to adapt my thinking and style to let that happen, which was hard to do.
My time management is usually something I am proud of, with my illness I did find it harder to keep on time of things, and then coronavirus caused issues in terms of living arrangements and suitable space to work in my house, but due to being stuck in the house, I found I was able to stick to my personal timetable better and got a lot done each day. I do wish I had set more time aside for stitching, as it is a process that I enjoy but did not feel like it was getting me anywhere towards an outcome, so I did not want to dedicate a lot of time to it. Had I had the opportunity, I would have liked to use the digital stitch machines perhaps over my patterns to see what I could have added to the finish of them for the mini fabric collection. Overall, I am happy with my outcomes and my digital skills in particular being built this module, and look forward to building my final module collection too. K�X0tnj�