Repairing the Linen Pants

Over the past few weeks I have been contemplating running an experiment on how long clothing lasts so when my friend called me last week in frustration stating, “I’ve only washed these expensive linen pants five times and they are completely shredded!! I don’t know what to do, I bought three pairs” I thought, “bingo!”Continue reading “Repairing the Linen Pants”

The Texture of Attachment – What is My Thesis Exactly?

As one of the most impactful industries on our environment, textiles and the fashion industry dominate climate conversation but are still often overlooked as a serious field of study outside of an environmental response. We have been attempting to create a more sustainable textile industry by designing more efficient production, more environmental materials and campaignsContinue reading “The Texture of Attachment – What is My Thesis Exactly?”

Wild Rice – My Blackberry Basket – Expressing Emotion Through Weaving

Over the past 12 months I have been exploring feelings through textiles. This includes not only the feelings we have towards our textiles but the feelings we express through textiles. I have done a few projects that encapsulate different emotional states but they have largely been general emotional states I am feeling at the timeContinue reading “Wild Rice – My Blackberry Basket – Expressing Emotion Through Weaving”

How Our Clothing Grows Us

I am lying in our cozy king sized bed healing. Knitting with my ball of Merlin’s hair, wearing my little yellow sweater, sitting on the orange sleeping bag I just fixed, leaning against the pillow with the forest pattern on it which has become my favorite pillow although it was the cheapest pillow I haveContinue reading “How Our Clothing Grows Us”

Studio II – Prompt … I’ve lost count

Taking what I learned from the last two prompts (Designing the Dress and Aimlessness) I was intending to put them together to explore more intention with feeling, During one of our in person sessions Sahil said something that really touched me, ”The more you know how to feel the more you can make others feel”Continue reading “Studio II – Prompt … I’ve lost count”

Studio II – Prompt IV – To Be Aimless

The Aimless Journey For this studio prompt I put a pause on working on my eco-printed dress in favour of experiencing creativity without the goal of being productive. In conversations in class I was encouraged by the group that this was the way to go at this time. Louise, my instructor suggested I try toContinue reading “Studio II – Prompt IV – To Be Aimless”

Experiencing My Masters Through Knitting (ongoing)

I am going to attempt to keep a log of all the items I knit during my Masters program. I am not sure where this will go but I can feel it is relevant to my thesis on slow fashion and sustainability. Solonge Sweater, Color Blocked Yellow/Grey, 50% Cashmere, 50% Wool – This sweater wasContinue reading “Experiencing My Masters Through Knitting (ongoing)”

Studio II – Prompt III – Designing the Dress

As I worked through prompt II – Dying the Fabric I had plenty of time to sink into my feelings about this project and ask questions like what are my motivations? Why is this important to me? What am I trying to discover? Themes that kept popping up were femininity, softness, nature, using what weContinue reading “Studio II – Prompt III – Designing the Dress”

Studio II – Prompt II – Eco- Printing

For the second prompt of the second semester studio class I wanted to do something that would push my comfort zone so I chose to start a project working with silk fabric and eco-dye techniques (dying with natural plants found in this area) which will be sewn into a dress. After talking with my instructorContinue reading “Studio II – Prompt II – Eco- Printing”