I have learnt many things whilst writing this blog. It has taught me to understand how to research into textiles in more depth and i have gained more knowledge about the history of textiles and traditions that I never knew of before. My favourite blog post to write about was the family photograph, probably because […]Read more "Blog Reflection"
Something I have come across and thought was very interesting was this woven robe which is a central Asian ikat. Ikat is an ancient technique in textiles ranging from Southeast Asia to South America to the Middle East etc. It is a process in which ‘loose threads are tied into bundles using grasses or wax-treated […]Read more "Museum Object-Central Asian Ikats"
‘Photograph of my mother, 1984’ (figure 1) This photograph of my mother is from the winter of 1984, on a skiing trip in Poiana Brasov, Romania. Here I will be focusing on my mothers ski wear and style. As this was a ski holiday, she is wearing a retro styled all in one Rodeo suit from […]Read more "Family Photograph, 1980’s"
Batik is a craft which is well known all over the world. It is an ancient art form in decorating cloth using wax and coloured dyes which has been practised for many centuries. ‘In Java, Indonesia, batik is part of an ancient tradition, and some of the finest batik cloth in the world is still […]Read more "Textile Tradition- Javanese Batik from Indonesia"
I’m Megan Alicia Stavaru and I’m a first year student at De Montfort University, Leicester , currently studying Textile Design. I’m half Romanian, but from a small village in Norfolk by the sea and countryside. These have always been great places for inspiration for me, from pretty parts of the City and mountains in Brasov, […]Read more "About Me"