Monday, October 18, 2010

patti bristow - wearable book







Patti Bristow, USA
http://pati-bristow.livejournal.com/
http://www.bayareabookartists.org/

Comment: Processed the pics, cropped, etc ... made prints on a very thin cheese cloth, cut into 5 x 7 pieces, kind of reminds me of Tibetan prayer cloths. Ironed the fabric to freezer paper and printed directly to the cloth. Made a shift of the same material, hand sewed on the "flags" and called the whole thing a wearable book

I made a shift of the same fabric for underneath, sewn on the machine. then the "flaps" were all sewn on by hand.



4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Exquisite Patti! Would love to have photo of you wearing it!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely amazing idea. Love it.

Elizabeth G.

Jordyn W. said...

how can i buy this??

pati said...

Thank you all for your kind words. I only wish it would fit ... I would wear it for sure! It's actually not for sale, as it was printed on an inkjet, with non-achival inks, so is therefore not cleanable, and will unfortunately fade over time just with exposure to light. I do however have a small zine with the story of the object and would love to send a copy to anyone wanting it. just give your email addy to Gail and she will forward it to me. We can connect with a snailmail addy then.

BTW, this piece is going to be in the 43rd annual Olive Hyde Gallery Textile Show in Fremont CA this spring ... woo-hoo!!!
P.