Friday, 14 October 2011

The 6 Triangle Project

Long time no post I know, but I have decent pictures to show you this time! We were given a project in our Pattern Experimentation class - not as horrific as it sounds - to construct a garment that hangs from the shoulders make entirely out of 6 right-angled and equilateral triangles. After I had actually established what exactly an equilateral and right-angled triangle was, I came up with a kimono cape design. I really enjoyed this class and since we were all using calico we got to dye or print our fabric which just made it even better - textile students eat you heart out! I tie-dyed mine, obviously cos what else would you do, and my flatmate and part-time youtube fiend Claire potato-printed strawberrys onto hers.

This Claire's design which is really cute and kitsch. After printing the strawberries she hand-stitched beads on so it replicated the pips and used a really cool texture lining.

This is my jacket. Not sure you can see the raised shoulders properly but they do sit up away from the body. Would of liked to make them more Lady Gaga-esque but we'll save that for next time.

Images are courtesy of Claire Cunningham and her brother's camera - blows mine out the water really.

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