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« on: November 06, 2005 08:47:39 AM »

This is a piece i did on a whim a while back. I took four or five pairs of jeans and tore them into strips. then i wove them onto a very large picture frame. I didn't take pictures of the process but o have 2 that i am working on so you can get an idea of what it looks like if you haven't seen it done before.






just your basic over-under-over-under.

ok, here's the actual piece. A close up portrait of my friend's eyes.

its 18x24 inches. I spent about 2 days creating the whole piece, from tearing the strips of denim to sectioning them into different shades, and then actually weaving and embellishing.
I pulled threads out of the jeans and re stitched them to add texture and depth.

eyebrow

and added the buttons in on the eyes as a "twinkle" in her eye.


When i did work on it i only stopped to eat and sleep. My fingers turned blue, and when i blew my nose little pieces of denim came out! I put it in an art show a while back. Since then it's just been hanging in my hallway. Its not awesomely functional like a lot of the projects, but it is nice to look at!  Soooo... enjoy!
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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2005 09:04:42 AM »

 Shocked Shocked wow! that is amazing! ....i dont even know what to say.. haha that is so cool though!!!
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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2005 09:11:15 AM »

Awesome!
I love how you added those extra threads.
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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2005 09:12:13 AM »

Amazing!  I love this!
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« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2005 09:20:10 AM »

I absoluty love that....It's beautiful!  Kudos Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2005 09:39:18 AM »

WOW!!!
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« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2005 09:45:21 AM »

Oh man that's awesome! Way too neat!
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« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2005 10:24:40 AM »

you just blew my mind.  awesome!
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« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2005 10:31:04 AM »

I think that's the winning entry!  Awesome!
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« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2005 12:56:15 PM »

 Shocked Shocked Shocked

so awesome! i would love to try that!
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