- Crossing Everyday Life and Creative Process: Handmade Rug in Punch Needle Technique
- Tutor: Taavi Hallimäe, Johanna Ulfsak
A look into creating handmade rugs using the punch needle technique, meanwhile exploring the impact of the Digital Era on the creative process.
This master’s thesis started from a personal experience when a mental obstacle against all kinds of creative work arose due to decreased manual labour caused by stress. It was an experience after which the creative process, as a habitual practice in everyday life, was replaced by apathy and overconsumption of social media.
This research consists of two practical experiments: an experimental work, during which I decipher my own individual experience of making crafts, and an experiment with participants, based on the results of which I analyse what was experienced in the first work. In the process of this thesis, two rugs were made.
Photos: Katya Kass, 2021.