Brainstorming to design projects
Association of words and ideas to link together wool and design
At the end of day 2 of the Master Class, the whole group participated in a discussion on the association of crafts and design taking inspiration from 5 basic keywords that were defined by Jeanne Goutelle and Diana Brennan (1) Connection/Disconnection, (2) Protection/ Insulation, (3) Elementary design, (4) Balance, (5) Assembling. – The young professionals in crafts and design were asked to design 5 projects based on the 5 announced themes and individual interests. They were divided into 5 groups and worked on the projects, taking inspiration from the techniques learnt during workshops of the master class.
The five projects were centered on the question
" How can wool be used in design as an innovative material?"
The main ideas inspired by the five keywords:
digital work/ natural work /crafts / can link
Therapy- wool fleece/ just shorn
structures - finished products
out of content
Mix of materials
- materials (soft / itchy )
- aspect ( light / heavy)
Possible techniques associated with the ideas to be used in the projects
Carding / Combing
On Day 6, Alice and Sojna from Labopull coordinated and discussed the projects with each group, asking them to resume their intentions in one single phrase. This exercise enabled the young professionals to canalize their ideas and to keep on track.
On Day 7, the five projects were presented to Master Class organizers.