Tuesday, August 31, 2010

3-D Thread Illustrations with Water Soluble Stabilizer

I am in the midst of working on a commission pop-up book for a little boy in Connecticut, and also illustrated animated white clothes, and it seems like the perfect time for this post. My friend Wendy Tremayne (www.swaporamarama.org, and http://blog.holyscraphotsprings.com/) is a contributor for Craft magazine. She asked me to put together a photo essay of step by step how-to make thread wad 3-D pieces for the magazine..the article will be out in the next edition, so go get yerself a copy! These are just the demo shots, but they give the basic play-by-play, and here is the link to the article on the CRAFT Blog: http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2010/09/how-to_thread_illustrations.html !

So...sew... me and my Solvy got to work! First are pictures of finished pieces:

and now step by step photos:
Thread wad + water soluble stabilizer
Cut a piece of stabilizer twice as big as the piece you want to make + material you want to use. draw outline on stabilizer
sandwich materials between stabilizer and pin in place
sew around outline of piece and across the middle...like so:
soak in water to dissolve stabilizer, and lay on a screen. piece of paper or towel to allow to dry. Cut the excess material around the sewn lines.
You can re-use the left over scraps, waste not want not!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

WHITE ON WHITE: Dress and Doll

The dress is a size 6 : $110 dollars, totally machine washable, bleach too: I made the teeth and eyeballs myself. The Doll is $45.00. She has a kind face, no?

* 9/7/2010...the dress is now up for sale @ The Ayden Gallery in Vancouver*

Monday, August 23, 2010

New Work

These pieces are all going to a new shop in Philly called

Square Peg Artery & Salvage

108 South 20th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103

p: 215 360 5548

Gentille Alouette

227 carrall street

Vancouver, and

The Ayden Gallery
88 West Pender Street, Vancouver.

Brittany Joyce and I met up today @ the trailer site to take some pictures. More tomorrow with another model Hope!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


This is spring issue of Young Foxy & Free, The Body Issue, in which was featured "The House of John King."


Tuesday, August 17, 2010