Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Don't WEAVE Me This Way

This is my favorite thing I've made in weaving class this semester! It's a shibori-dyed scarf. The ends aren't finished yet in this picture, but I'm really excited about it and couldn't wait to put it up!

Here are some process pictures, I don't have any from the very beginning, but first I wove a white plain-weave scarf and then painted it with colored dye.  I had woven in supplementary threads throughout also, which I pulled tightly to cinch up the scarf before I put it in black dye...

So then it looked like this!  After that I cut the cinching threads to reveal the color underneath:

This was so much fun because no one knew what their scarves would look like until they were done, and everyone's  scarf turned out completely different!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Shape up or Ship Out!

I've know I've been neglecting my blog, I am going to dedicate this week to catching up on what's been happening with my senior year, because the Bridget Show must go on!

Kozo is a natural fiber from mulberry plants and commonly used for papermaking.  I made this piece last year out of kozo:
Photo by Megan Marcoux

I've been working with kozo in my major studio class to make two dresses, so I will now present a sneak peak of my progress!

These are my inspiration pictures:

My first dress is inspired by a photo of bow of Titanic decaying underwater:

Making millions of kozo barnacles!

I just started the second dress, but here is what I have so far!  I was inspired by the Winged Nike statue, which is also standing on the bow of a ship.

There's still so much to do and only 6 weeks to do it!!!