Today was a dye day. A perfect day for it actually. It’s grey and snowing outside, so it’s been nice staying inside with the hot stove going. I’m getting ready to start on a new tapestry soon, and am just putting all my yarns in order. Finally, I’ll be weaving with colours other than red, pink and flesh!
It’s been a while since I’ve posted. The last few weeks have been a countdown to graduation. I was busy finishing the convocation shawl for ACAD’s president, Dr. Doz; putting the finishing touches on my grad show work; organizing the massive pile of stuff that was emptied from my studio at school; and sewing up a dress to wear to the grad show. Well, it’s all said and done now, and graduation day has already come and gone. It’s hard to believe that my four years of ACAD are in the past.
Above: The finished shawl! Woven with bamboo and silk, hand-dyed habotai silk, embroidered details.
I was a little uncertain about how I was going to install my work for the show. I did a little trial run in the entrance to my place, hanging it up with packing tape and several strings. But, it worked out. I got the space I had requested, and the trial run helped make the installation go pretty smooth.
Above: Circumintervention, woven tapestry with hand-dyed needlepoint lace, cart, equipment, 2011
ACAD’s grad show is on until May 28.
Pictures from the ArtaWEARness XI shoot! The photographer, Alexsis, did an awesome job!
This series of garments was made from fabric which I hand-dyed with rust and various natural dyes. This work explores repetition and accumulation, growth and decay.
Photos: Alexsis Lee
Models: Dana, Britny, and myself
Hair: Stefanie Wong
Today I took a trip to Stitching at Hearthside as – sadly – they might be closing soon. Everything was 50% off, so I got some nice silks, DMC cotton for needlepoint lace, and some fancy alpaca and mohair thread that I might incorporate into my tapestry.
Only one month until ArtaWEARness XI!