RNIB x TEXTILES IN PRACTICE UNIT X COLLAB (May 2019)
"Haptic" was the simple brief for this project - I had to create pieces which were accessible to blind and partially sighted people. I added textile elements into my processes and pieces as this was a collaborative project with MSoA's Textiles in Practice course - I exploited fabrics, threads and haberdashery items alongside pushing pewter as far as I could to create a pair of pendants.
The bulk of the pieces combine texture in the metal, with tactility from the textile elements, like the movement of beads or the feel of french knots. Some of the Visually Impaired Persons we worked will described how they had some colour perception, particularly for bright colours like "those seen in flowers" hence the colour palette I chose.
2 Haptic Pewter and Textile Pendants (both pictured)
Textured, shaped and formed pewter, plastic beads, embroidery thread, elastic
150mm x 80mm