Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Weaving with Prom Dresses

In the studio we stock about 100 solid cotton colors. We can match just about any color a client needs. All these fabrics are new thereby keeping a consistency in the colors. I have wanted to weave using recycled textiles for a long time. We have finally started this process using two prom dresses that my assistant Krista has graciously donated. One of them was heavily beaded adding three very subtle sections of shine. The other one had a beautiful pale organza skirt with a gold embroidered bodice. Weaving with these cut up dresses can present certain problems, just cutting the strips of the beaded dress was an all day affair. Take a look at the finished product. It measures 3’ X 5’ and would work best hanging on the wall. We added several other fabrics from our stash to compliment the dresses. You can even see the original beaded dress in Krista’s classic prom photo!

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