Sunday, May 29, 2011

For Ainsley

This is a purse I made out of my test fabric for my grad piece. It has a printined silk organza lining, and a printed natural silk pongee exterior with leather detailing. I feel I will be starting up my etsy account soon.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Behind the Scenes of my Grad

Front of my Grad dress

Back of my Grad dress - the trim is made from my painted silk

The fibre majors made our own shawls. This one was made from my hand woven silk bamboo, dyed, and printed with the imagery from "The Three Graces vs. The Three Fates"
Photos of my grad piece
30ft of printed silk organza hung from the ceiling which leads to an antique bench which I have reupholstered using fabric that I wove (silk bamboo fibres)and printed. Seated on the bench is an embroidered silk lotus slipper accompanied by a sewing kit. The imagery is of various lotus slippers on the bench, and the scroll-like hanging is of the x-ray of a bound foot. I like to work with the idea of hiding the ugly behind something beautiful or as I like to title it "Covering up the Ugly Truth with the Beautiful, Embellished and Lavish".

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Shooting with Fela Dales

At the end of the school year I fell in love with a piece that Lydia A Maxted Miller made in one of my classes. She let me borrow this piece and Fela and I did a photoshoot in my living room with it. Here are some of the photos from that day.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A Little Old now,

I did this drawing for my FINA class show but I wasn't happy with the photo they gave us, so I've been waiting for a nice day to photograph it myself.. you may remember this image from Here at the time, I couldn't find my prismacolor pencil crayons other than a purple, so I changed the color of the silk a little..

The theme for the show was documentation, so this drawing is a documentation of my fibre works (32x25" graphite and pencil crayon) it was also a way to get back into drawing, since I haven't technically drawn since first year, I also don't usually use pencil crayon or color so I'm playing with that a little bit more now.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

I Swear I Haven't Disappeared

I have finished all the classes in my undergraduate and my convocation is coming up. So what have I been doing?
A lot of planning, painting and embroidering.... and watching alot of online tv..

I have designed a colorful shoe collection, a woman's classic b+w Hollywood collection and a female+male jacket collection

sooo I'm going to try and do them all?
I am mostly excited to do the shoes, and the men's collection. The men's line is going to be labeled H. Magee so be prepared!