Monday, October 4, 2010

Crafty Stuff Update

A few pictures of craft projects I've worked on lately:

I made a costume for a solo dance piece, "Chavela," which was performed at the Philly Fringe Festival by keila cordova dances this past September. The above is the vest worn by the dancer. She actually tried it on backwards and ended up wearing it that way since it looked much better. There's a skirt as well, but that didn't photograph so well on its own. You can check out a few action shots here.

 I suppose this is a fabric sculpture. I made it in a a stitch class at the Fleisher over the summer. In the class, we learned how to dye fabric using the Shibori technique. Honestly, I wasn't such a fan. It was such a pain in the ass and the resulting fabric didn't excite me so much, which may be why I did that to it. One piece is stitched to what was once a white button shirt with tapestry yarn. I embroidered the other piece and loosely stitched it to the white fabric, then stuffed it with polyfill so that it sticks up like that.




I'm still working on this sampler. A few more of the open spaces need to be filled in with stitches. I like samplers. They're a great way to try out new stitches or to see what stuff looks like without worrying about messing up too much.

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