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dc.contributor.advisorHamon, Jan
dc.contributor.authorFurniss, Beverly
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T00:10:06Z
dc.date.available2010-07-07T00:10:06Z
dc.date.copyright2009
dc.date.issued2010-07-07
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/947
dc.description.abstractThis practice-based art and design project explores the potential use of contemporary materials and techniques in relation to extending aesthetic and structural possibilities of embroidery, with a focus on developing textile formations through the medium of ‘free stitch’ machine embroidery. Embroidery is often perceived by the non-enthusiast as a ‘granny craft’: an ‘old’ technique. Contemporary representations of embroidery suggest that new and innovative interpretations exist. Through investigation and experimentation with products, textiles and techniques, the embroidered artefacts that I have crafted are intended to disrupt the conventional perceptions of embroidery by alluding to conceptual associations of tradition and nostalgia. The aim of this project is to promote embroidery as a diverse medium; its use as a means of narrative, a valued skill that spans both art and craft disciplines, and to lift the status of craft by encouraging discourse of craft practice within an academic environment.
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherAuckland University of Technology
dc.subjectEmbroidery
dc.subjectCraft
dc.subjectArt and craft
dc.subjectHeuristics
dc.subjectCreative practice
dc.subjectTextile art
dc.titleStitched in time: a progressive interpretation of embroidery
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.grantorAuckland University of Technology
thesis.degree.levelMasters Theses
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Art and Design
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccess
dc.date.updated2010-07-06T23:48:04Z


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