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1  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Revolution is Handmade! on: April 14, 2009 07:18:39 AM
I wanted to share an interactive instillation piece that I did for a sculpture class this past fall - knitting circle meets woman parts! The womb-like knitting basket intends to provide a nurturing forum to bring women together and discuss social and political activism.

for a better sense of what I'm going for, here's part of my artist's statement for the piece:

The craft of knitting and yarn-work has been an integral part of women's interaction for centuries. In times when women had no voice in social and political matters, knitting circles have served as a traditional space for storytelling, discussion, exchange, and protest. The purpose of this piece is to inspire a community of people to work together and create in a collaborative manner. Women can rise up and embrace their crafty skills, using them to be proactive about societal change.

2  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: "i think shes a grape.." NO IM A LOOFA COME ON! on: November 02, 2008 11:55:54 PM
I love it! and I'm happy to see a fellow Ohian...I go to OU Smiley
3  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: When there are no customers.. on: September 16, 2008 11:16:17 PM
such nice work! i was especially drawn to "delusional"... i'm assuming that the yellow is highlighter, and it really adds a lot of emotion to the drawing. it's a kind of...toxic yellow that makes it a very powerful image.
4  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: I made a robot on: September 14, 2008 04:21:23 PM
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: 2 Necklaces from this morning :D on: August 29, 2008 11:33:29 AM
how pretty! the first one is my favorite; I like the juxtaposition of the pearls and the metal.
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Jewelry from the shore :) on: August 29, 2008 11:30:59 AM
I'm so jealous you found red sea glass!!!!! Do you know it's *the* rarest colour of sea glass to find?

I like how you wire wrapped them. I think all of my pieces are too small to wire wrap like that.....I'd be interested to know where you found it (but you don't have to tell if you don't want to; I'll understand!)

thanks! my family goes on vacation in Topsail, NC every year, and that's where I got everything Smiley i sure got lucky with such large red glass! I hadn't realized that it was the most rare color until this post.
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Jewelry from the shore :) on: August 27, 2008 11:19:05 PM
I am a seamstress by nature, but I thought I'd give jewelry a whirl. When I was on vacation I gathered a disgustingly large amount of shells and sea glass to make charms and other things out of. Here they are:

top of the shell pendent:

whole shell pendent:

clear sea glass:

red sea glass:

Thanks for looking!
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / 2 t-shirt recons and high waisted shorts! on: August 26, 2008 09:21:23 PM
here they are!

unfortunately i sat in some ink while working on my etching final last quarter so now there is some shmutz on the bum..

from a salvation army tshirt..

and now the pièce de résistance...

my first pair of shorts! they are soo comfortable. i drafted a pattern based off some low rise shorts, and went from there, raising the waist and elongating the hem. i still have the pattern so i will be perfecting it and sharing the results of course Smiley

thanks for looking.. and please let me know what you think!
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: victorian print weekend bag on: August 24, 2008 12:01:17 PM
You should make the lining water proof. That'll keep it from getting  moldy when you throw those wet towels, suits, and caps in and then forget about them all night until practice the next day when you have to put on a wet suit.

good call, i always forget to unpack and would hate to ruin this bag!

I use a second lining of ripstop between the two main, to help with moisture - it's a pain but I think it will help a lot long-term.

I have never used ripstop before... but i'm definitely going to try it out! thanks!
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: victorian print weekend bag on: August 24, 2008 11:57:46 AM
It reminds me of the Funky Travel Bag  that Logsio made ... https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=42927.0

yes that's it! thanks
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