I’ve been thinking a lot about unexpected fabric. You know, like random bits of fabric that come into our lives that we may not even think of as fabric. Flour sacks are an obvious favorite, but what else. What about the tags in clothes, the ones with the size and the brand and the washing instructions? Okay, let’s see what can be done with those.
After rifling through my dresser and cutting about 50 tags out of all kinds of clothes and bras (now everyone will know I’m a 36B!) I made these three pieces of fabric. They were first fused to a piece of cotton muslin with double-sided fusible web and then "quilted" on the machine using the walking foot.
Now that I have no instructions on how to properly wash any of my garments (good thing I didn’t ever follow those instructions anyway) and it has been reaffirmed that I do shop at the Gap too much, I decided to cut it all up and make some bird feathers.
Boy, I think I’m a freak sometimes.
There is a little interview with me at Underspray if you’re interested in knowing more about how I work and what inspires me and the way I feel when people talk to me while brushing their teeth.
I’m taking a bit of a bird break now. We’ll see what else emerges.