Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Hanky Panky

I made a 1930ish dress out of two vintage hankies.
Making this dress was a happy little trip down memory lane as I learned to sew making barbie clothes. I always had to chop her hair off. This time the haircut was to show of her cloche hat. :) I used this barbie as a mold to suggest form. There is a product called Stiffy, and when it dries it hardens and holds whatever shape you've suggested. Barbie became Dust Bowl Barbie.

Call for Artists:
Make some "Hanky Panky": fine art created on/ with/ about vintage handkerchiefs, aprons and/or other domestic textiles. We are looking for artists to broadly and boldly explore the ideas, functions, references and artfulness of materials and textiles such as handkerchiefs, aprons, vintage tablecloths, and other utilitarian domestic textiles. All fine art and craft media and mixed-media welcome to submit. Keep in mind that the work can be wearable, re-tasked, or utilitarian, as well as sculptural or hangable.....

And so we did...

On Saturday Rosie and I submitted our Hard Times piece. Rosie does graphic design/screen printing. All of the printed work is hers. Some of the pictures also incorporate vintage hanky images. You can view her design work http://www.gogoblossomshop.com/ here. The diorama is back lit and hard to see in the photo. After several false starts, we felt it all jelled. The show is at the Sideshow Emporium & Gallery and will run through July 24.

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