I took a furniture class this semester. Along with designing and building a piece of furniture, I had to design a mass-produced object. My professor, Paul Pettigrew, called this the "Five in a Weekend Object," with the idea that five of the same object could be created to sell after a weekend's worth of work.
As a person who practices hijab, I have a special connection to scarves. I own many prints and colors, but sometimes I wish I could find scarves with specific patterns that I cannot find at H&M, Forever 21, and Target (my favorite stores for purchasing scarves). Way back in high school, I took a printmaking class at Marwen. I had no idea what it was when I signed up for the class, so I just jumped into it and decided to learn something new. I learned how to carve linoleum to create prints on paper. This semester, I started printmaking again. I bought some small pre-made linoleum blocks from the art store, along with carving tools and ink and had some fun with it.
|Some visuals I presented during my review|
|[Left] Laser cutting the pattern [Right] Woodblock and scarf ready for printing|
|Roller used to put ink on the block|
|Lace pattern, which was cut on a laser cutter|
|I had to press the scarf down onto the block for the ink to transfer evenly.|
|I then pulled the scarf off the block carefully.|
|The wood allowed a fade-like effect on the scarf since it wasn't completely smooth.|
|And there it is! Behind me is the final wood block used to create the scarf I wore to my presentation.|