Last night the Fibers department opened the doors of Pepe Hall and invited people to come take a look at what we've been working on! We worked hard for the past two days setting up displays throughout the building. Here's a look at my things that were exhibited...
my double wedding ring quilt was hanging in the staircase
on the back wall of the sewing lab I had a little set up of my quilt, little houses, and puppet theater
here's a closer look at my stuff styled with vintage luggage
also in the sewing room was another quilt of mine which is made from old clothing--styled with a pistachio green singer featherweight belonging to my professor!
lastly in the sewing room was the quilt raffle--the quilt was made up of blocks made by 13 different members of the fibers dept. and pieced and quilted together by yours truly
and finally in the hallway display cases my puppets + elephant were on display(on the top shelf) and to the right you can see a little bit of my textile rendering work
It was a really awesome night and attended by 1000 people! I am sure we left everyone wishing they were a fibers major after seeing everything we have been up to!
One of the requirements for my portfolio is to have a series of five identical products. I chose to make five bear puppets with wooly heads and cotton + linen bodies. They have hand embroidered noses and nice little bias binding along the bottom edge. Having these completed gets me one giant step closer to being done with my portfolio. All that I have left are two more items in my series of five related products to be branded under the Nifty Kidstuff name and then I will really be done! Good thing seeing as only fifteen weeks of school stand between me and graduation--yikes!
I have been having a lot of fun working on prints and patterns in my textile rendering class. Yesterday we had a critique of our second project. These are digital versions of the hand painted in gouache designs from that project. I decided to work from vintage sewing notions, lace, and quilts as my inspiration. I ended up with a little button polka dot, a double wedding ring-esque geometric, and a ditsy floral. Here is a little peek...
I almost forgot to let you all know--over winter break I finished the very-time-intensive-now-a-part-of-my-portfolio double wedding ring quilt! I had originally planned to hand quilt it but soon realized that right now my life is just too busy to dedicate such a large amount of time to doing so. Instead I quilted it by machine, echoing the large circles with stitching. The backing is some lovely vintage voile in a pretty shade of pink and the batting is warm and natural cotton. I love it so much that I sleep underneath it every night!