Thursday, December 23, 2010
(Above: My friend Ashleigh, my third cat Max, and I last November wearing the artificial cemetery floral garments for our entry photo shot. Click on image to enlarge.)
Both my Cemetery Flower Dress and Cemetery Leaf Dress were accepted into the Wearable Arts Award performances and exhibition at the Port Moody Art Centre in British Columbia! For a fiber artist who generally creates NOTHING that is functional in any form, this is BIG NEWS! I hadn't made anything "useful" in well over two decades. Now two dresses are going down the catwalk in another country! To celebrate, Steve used our "companion ticket" (basically, buy a flight and get the second seat FREE) to book airline reservations for us to attend the fashion show in February. We're going to Seattle and renting a car .... looking at scenery, stitching during the ride, and seeing a high class, recycled fashion show! I'm SO EXCITED!
To see how I created these wash-and-wear, recycled dresses made of artificial cemetery flowers/leaves collected from dumpsters, CLICK HERE. They were stitched on a water soluble, adhesive coated stabilizer. Then, the stabilizer was rinsed away .... leaving only the thread and the flowers/leaves.
Posted by Susan Lenz at 9:12 AM