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quatzical
« on: March 20, 2006 10:12:26 AM »

finally finished! I participated in a group art show this weekend and my project was a knitted lace tank top made with plastic shopping bags and woven twill pants made from black garbage bags. I spun the plastic strips for the warp and they behaved beautifully. As weft, I used the plastic strips unspun. The only problem was that my mannequin's hips were smaller than mine and her pants became lower and lower riders so I added a little extra detail the day of the show.

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http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/648/1953/1600/plasticback.2.jpg
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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2006 12:49:01 PM »

OHMY! Those are so cool. That's all I can say. 8-)
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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2006 06:49:47 PM »

wow those are awsome. The light reflections are beautiful! I love the plastic utilatain theme.
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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2006 06:18:47 PM »

That is amazing...
Was there a recycling theme to the show or something along those lines?  We're having a recyled fashion (trashion) show up here for earth week...I can't wait.  Something along those lines would make an amazing addition to our show...
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« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2006 08:19:50 PM »

Thanks! The show's theme was "The New American Still Life" and I addressed the "still" aspect as sedentary, i.e. our society is more sedentary than ever before, and for many people, shopping is the most exercise they get blah blah blah and also plastic as nonbiodegradeable, still forever in the landfill, etc...The shirt is from recycled plastic bags, but I feel a bit guilty about the pants being from brand new trash bags. Bad eco-me. At least I can keep wearing the pants though.
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« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2006 10:32:49 PM »

Nice...I wouldn't worry about not using used garbage bags...they might be a little smelly.  Here's what I wound up making for our 'trashion show'...
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=90240.0
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