At this point...

I'm just going to pretend that I haven't neglected this blog for as long as I have. While I'm not excusing myself, I will say working on Wireless Philadelphia when I can catch it is difficult at best.

Here, have some pants. They were my second-to last project for Advanced Fibers last Semester.

Originally, I tried to completely this character's (Teoh, 'The Thief') outfit, but this project was a great lesson in what is possible within the amount of time I'm given for an assignment. It also marked (along with the bag posted previously) a movement into pieces very specifically made for certain characters in a specific narrative. More on this later--I'm really making an effort to do more writing/drawing/thinking about video to go with these pieces.

These pants were made from 1 pair of French army pants, a white shetland wool sweater, and a lot of recycled crewel wool. The fit got a little mucked up, I pulled in a little too-much fabric, though I haven't actually tried it on a guy yet--maybe lack of hips/butt will make them sit a little bit better.

Sweater panels are joined to pant with herringbone stitch in wool. I like the integration of the knit and wool pants--I think I'm going to work with that idea agian on another character.

I also really like working embroidery into the cable patterns of the felted sweater. I'd like to push this further later.

Laid work and pieces of the cables from the sweater on the belt.

Other pieces from the Thief that didn't make it--I don't think I'll finish most of these, I ended up rushing, and I'm not happy with how they look.

Bonus picture: Multi-Corn Island, our collaborative Advanced fibers piece from the end of the year. For reference, the tallest ones are about 6 feet tall. It's wire frames covered in mylar film that's been heat-gunned. Many braincells were lost in the production of this piece.

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