Sometimes a plan doesn’t work out. My big idea for big origami wearable art was unsatisfactory, so I have moved on to another scheme. I cut up a rayon dress acquired at the last clothing exchange and started sewing, painting and pondering.
The silk organza triangles I stitched together became dimensional in a surprising and much more interesting way than I imagined.
My goal for this project is to use only what I have on hand in the studio already.
Stewart Gill textile paints come in a glitter flavor with amazing properties of transformation. I used them liberally to enhance the plain rayon.
Here is a glimpse of the front of the dress early on in the process this week. The rest must remain a secret until after the wearable art show next month.
Ever have to change your plan? I'd love to hear about it. Happy weekend to all!