Friday, February 11, 2011

Reconstructed Clothing

In addition to weaving, I've been designing reconstructed clothing.  It's rather addictive!  A trip to the thrift store usually results in finding several things that inspire an idea.  In January I taught a workshop for a group of women from the weaving guild I belong to.  Some were finished with their garment by the end of the workshop, but most had some finishing up to do.  Monday, February 14, is the general guild meeting, and everyone has agreed to wear their creations to the meeting so I can take their pictures.  In the meantime, here are some things I've been working on.

This is one of the first pieces I did; monochromatic, various textures.

And my first attempt using a variety of prints.  This was really fun!

Continuing with the prints in a brown palette.

Neutral palette.  This is very soft and comfortable.  I was with a friend at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach last month, and two women stopped me to ask about it.  "Did I sell them?"  I gave them my business card; waiting to hear from them.  Next time I'll get their numbers!

I partially completed this one prior to the workshop, so I could use it for demonstration of several techniques.  I learn something new every time.

And the most recent.  Just finished this one yesterday.  I love the combination of green and brown!

Back on Monday.  Hope to have lots to show you after the guild meeting!


  1. Wow, those look great! Loving the brown, neutral, and green palettes - so creative and inspiring!!

  2. I love the on with blues and greens!

  3. Do you teach in northern California or do you have patterns for sale?

    1. I teach reconstructed clothing through guilds and wearable arts groups. I would be happy to send my workshop information to your program chair. Thank you for your interest.