Monday, April 27, 2009

off runway and pet quilt

here are a few pieces to the quilt i'm working on.  there are nine squares of my pets.  the animals were painted and machine embroidered.  there is doll hair sewn onto them and some will be needle felted also. 

reanee and talia at the off runway show

Monday, April 20, 2009

holes in my fingers

from the insane amount of gathering in the last 48 hours.  tomorrow, i will start the embellishing, with completion a bleak speck on the horizon.  somehow, between the flesh wounds and sarcasm, i am really enjoying the work.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

today's work

the first of a pair of garments.  i am expanding on my use of these bulbous forms, letting them exaggerate the the body.  these forms offer a permanent gesture to the garment, while the body language of the wearer becomes secondary and somewhat restricted.  there is some beading and other embellishing that still needs to be done, but i am going to construct the second piece first.  

guinea pig jacket

hand-dyed denim jacket and silk lining
screen-printed pattern of fruits and vegetables in the lining
the next step is screen-printing an image of the aforementioned guinea pig on the back of the jacket.  more photos coming soon!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

pig and post-crit

evie, the primary feature of the jacket i will be making.  a printed image of her of course, not her pelt.

wall-view of breakfast
i am displeased.  this is not over yet.

Monday, April 13, 2009

carved books and wool breakfast

precept upon precept
found and carved books

hand-felted egg and toast, hand-crochet, hand and machine sewing, hand-painting

I think I want this piece to hang on the wall.  i'll have better images after my crit.  

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

sicily and a wig

my november pear
dye, pigment, and discharge printing on silk, beads, canvas backing
detail of angelina
pear detail
class challenge: find materials and make a garment within the class time... heather as a model, a priceless bonus

toilet paper, thread