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11  pants for teoh the thief in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by bleachrainbow on: April 30, 2009 08:13:05 PM
Starting to work on a thematic level here, getting ready for my senior year. Working in grey scale with recycled garments. These were original 1 pair of olive green 1960's French army uniform pants and one shetland wool sweater. Dyed both grey, felted the sweater, combined them with a lot of herringbone stitch in black crewel wool. Once I get a chance, I'll post a better explanation of process on my blog.



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12  Eye Skirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by bleachrainbow on: February 20, 2009 02:57:22 PM

Eye motif created with upholstery fringe, applique. Quilted velvet hem.

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13  Semi-gigantic wool circle skirt in Knitting: Completed Projects by bleachrainbow on: February 20, 2009 02:54:01 PM


Many, many hours and almost $100 worth of wool went into this. It gradates from sock-weight to four strands of rope-like wool.  Dyed after knitting, producing the two-color effect.




Flat:
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14  Barber Chair=Hair Chair in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by bleachrainbow on: February 20, 2009 02:28:50 PM

So. Much. Weave.

My friend gave me an old barber chair she found behind her building, and I knew it had to be covered in hair extensions.




Bonus in progress ponytail:


Details on my blog~
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15  Stained Glass Crystal Lamp in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by bleachrainbow on: February 20, 2009 02:19:37 PM
Making of:


Cut the pattern

Draw stained glass design

Dye some silk

Xacto time

Start to build

One done

Finished:


Lit:


Much more detail on my blog, didn't feel like retyping it!
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16  Cha-Cha Pants in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by bleachrainbow on: November 27, 2008 10:31:30 AM
"Lost in Translation"

Take a normal garment (leggings, in my case) and add a texture or effect to remove them from their normal form. Got some nice photos of this one because my friend was an usher at a recent Fibers Symposium in it~




The one in the white jacket is me, the coffee-filter bikinis are the work of my good friend Kali.
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17  A Chair for Buffington~ in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by bleachrainbow on: November 18, 2008 07:13:39 PM
I'm a junior in the Crafts department at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Recently, the junior class was invited to make a commissioned piece for the new President of our school, Sean Buffington. Buff-Buff (or Buff-Daddy?) showed us a short slide show on objects in his life, and as nice as generic antiques and mid-century scandanavian furniture is, it's also a bit bland. So instead of pulling my inspiration from one of those objects, I looked to the man himself!

It all started with this chair (shown already half in pieces!) that I found lying in a corridor down by our ceramics studios. I assumed it was trash and dragged it upstairs, where the carnage began!


The cushions were made of this awful blue burlap-ish fabric. There was also foam that had disintigrated into a nasty golden-colored dust inside the armrests.

I wish I had a slightly more in-between picture, but here's the new upholstery! Orange was his favorite color, and I like it with the gray and teal.

But wait.............



Needs more Buff Buff!

turns into:

That's better. It's now chilling in his office, being creepy and staring at people.
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18  Knitting a comic book page...very slowly. *Update! Panel 2~!* in Knitting: Completed Projects by bleachrainbow on: October 07, 2008 09:03:42 PM
So my assignment right now for Projects class is 'image,' and I decided to use the fact that I originally came to art school for illustration, and blend that with the fibers work I'm doing now.

I drew up a page of comic art--



Then scanned it and reduced it to pixels (the whole page is about 280 pixels wide I believe) And now I'm knitting it panel-by-panel, pixel by pixel.


Work in progress, you can see my pixelly, gridded image.


First panel done, still needs to be blocked a little better, it bunched up a good bit.

**UPDATE**

Second panel is finished! Hurray! I'll be attempting to finish the rest during winter break, stay tuned~

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19  Short-alls=buckly vest in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by bleachrainbow on: October 03, 2008 03:58:20 PM
My costuming class always starts off with a t-shirt recon, and then a thrift remix. My teacher always does a great job of finding the most awful clothing she can for us to take apart and re-sew. This year I got a pair of blue striped denim short-alls. I don't have the 'before' picture right now, but I'll post it when my teacher gives it to me. Rest assured, they were very big, very ugly, and sort of 'train conductor chic.'

And now they're something completely different!




It was super fun to just play around with the buckles and straps. I tried to keep a decent amount of the original structure and shapes there, so most of what you're seeing is the actually pattern of the short-alls, but applied in different ways. I may make an undergarment at some point, but for right now, I rather like it.
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20  T-shirt to Colorblock! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by bleachrainbow on: July 12, 2008 08:32:28 PM
Some sweet t-shirt reconstructions that I was playing around with. Now that I'm willing to sacrifice more than one shirt at a time, I can make some rather sharp pieces.


Lots of piecing! But I like how it looks like a sunrise. The color sort of remind me of a football team though.


Quick and comfy little dress. I love the pastels with the brown. And I think the shape is rather flattering.
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