The @bypoststreet #punk paper dress. #Collection2

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In celebration of by post street’s launch of Collection 2, I made a paper dress, my third one.

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COLLECTION 2 in celebration of Chaos to Couture at the Met

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The paper dress is on its way to San Francisco to premiere at Booty Call Wednesday May 22!

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Recall:

The by post street DRAWN TOGETHER launch event on April 14, 2013 featured two of my paper dresses:

Photo by Sairah Rodgers

Photo by Sairah Rodgers

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Anna T Fabulous, Viranly, Josh Langston- The Social Life trio!

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The @bypoststreet paper dress.

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The by post street DRAWN TOGETHER launch event on April 14, 2013 featured two of my paper dresses:

Photo by Sairah Rodgers

Photo by Sairah Rodgers

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Anna T Fabulous, Viranly, Josh Langston- The Social Life trio!

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Wear and tear at the end of the event!

Wear and tear at the end of the event!

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This dress was displayed only and will be available for purchase soon!

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THE INSPIRATION:

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My nephew, Henrik, and friend, Darcy, unwrap the package!

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STAY TUNED FOR MORE PAPER DRESSES!  

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PAY ME N PEONIES:

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I’m obsessed with the paper dress and very excited about this purchase!  It’s a classic!!!

‘Paper clothing may have seemed like a space age idea at the time, after all, the 1960s weren’t about the past, they were about the future, and what else was the space generation going to wear in lunar cities? Disposable paper clothing of course! Disposable and easily alterable, paper dresses became canvasses of Op Art and Super-graphics or psychedelic paisley and flower power prints. And in the days before T-shirt art, the paper dress was the fashion billboard. Advertising products or political candidates, the paper dress was the perfect medium for the message. However, there had been an established use of paper for making fashions dating back centuries before the self-consciously modern 1960s came along. Ready to Tear is a fascinating foray into a fantastic fad. From its origins to its popular and revolutionary use and quick demise in the 1960s, the paper dress evoked so much media attention at the height of its popularity that few thought it would ever go away.’ 48 pages, sumptuously illustrated, By Jonathan Walford, Published by Kickshaw Productions, May 2007

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Jonathan Walford works as a fashion historian – including authoring books on the history of fashion (Seductive Shoe, 2007; Ready to Tear 2007; Forties Fashion 2008; Shoes A-Z; Designers, Brands, Manufacturers and Retailers, 2010), as well as curating exhibitions on fashion history for various museums. He has founded the Fashion History Museum with his partner Kenn Norman and they are currently looking for a location for the museum collection of over 10,000 artifacts dating from the mid 17th century to the present. Jonathan has also dabbled in buying and selling vintage and antique clothing since the late 1970s.

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Purchased from KICKSHAW ON ETSY

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The running stitch: a guide, a reminder, a thought-catcher #quilting

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I sometimes fall into darkness and need a roadmap to guide my way out.

I find these roadmaps in gentle crafting, especially the act of the running stitch.

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The act captures the dark thoughts.  It lightens me by its simple steps.

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It is a metaphor for where I want to go and where I have been.

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The stitches hold the dreams I have for my children.

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Meditative simplicity.

Sock owl wisdom…

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This morning I posted a journal exercise on my art blog:

Boundaries and Owl Wisdom- come from a place of wholeness.

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Because owls and all creatures of the animal realm are pure energy, and they come from a place of wholeness. As such, they communicate in a unified voice. They speak in the language of the trees, the wind, the moon, the sky, etc.

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I was inspired to continue the journal exercise by creating a sock owl:

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Evolution of a sock pig.

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Start with the inspiration:

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Sketch out the idea:

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Do not disturb the cat:

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Find just the right socks:

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Start sculpting:

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Cat woke up.  Put on Netflix.  She wants to watch the new version of House of Cards and compare it to the  1990 BBC version, which she loved:

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And the rest takes care of itself:

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Violet is engrossed in the show and luuuuuurrrrves it:

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Knitting is a sort of mental tape recorder…

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These women had experienced the meditative and peaceful quality that overcomes one’s mind while knitting; they understood the way one’s thoughts get worked right into one’s knitting, discovering, as I did, that whatever I was thinking about when I last worked on a piece immediately spring back into my mind when I picked up the work again later on, as though knitting were a sort of mental tape recorder... – Debbie Stoller

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I’m finding it very healing to knit.  Calms the mind.

Knitting grounds me in the realness of the physical world. The feel of the yarn in my fingers, the steady growth of the fabric, the soothing click of the needles, the attention required to stay on course all help to hold me close to terra firms. Though mind and spirit travel in the cosmos, beyond the moon and stars, my body stays rooted in comfortable solidity. I’ve come to appreciate solidity in these last few years, to value strength, an unshakeable core.

- Susan Gordon Lydon

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I’m obsessed with my paper dress purchase from @Etsy shop Pay Me N Peonies.

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My nephew, Henrik, and friend, Darcy, unwrap the package!

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STAY TUNED FOR MY PLANS REGARDING PAPER DRESSES!  

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PAY ME N PEONIES:

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I’m obsessed with the paper dress and very excited about this purchase!  It’s a classic!!!

‘Paper clothing may have seemed like a space age idea at the time, after all, the 1960s weren’t about the past, they were about the future, and what else was the space generation going to wear in lunar cities? Disposable paper clothing of course! Disposable and easily alterable, paper dresses became canvasses of Op Art and Super-graphics or psychedelic paisley and flower power prints. And in the days before T-shirt art, the paper dress was the fashion billboard. Advertising products or political candidates, the paper dress was the perfect medium for the message. However, there had been an established use of paper for making fashions dating back centuries before the self-consciously modern 1960s came along. Ready to Tear is a fascinating foray into a fantastic fad. From its origins to its popular and revolutionary use and quick demise in the 1960s, the paper dress evoked so much media attention at the height of its popularity that few thought it would ever go away.’ 48 pages, sumptuously illustrated, By Jonathan Walford, Published by Kickshaw Productions, May 2007

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Jonathan Walford works as a fashion historian – including authoring books on the history of fashion (Seductive Shoe, 2007; Ready to Tear 2007; Forties Fashion 2008; Shoes A-Z; Designers, Brands, Manufacturers and Retailers, 2010), as well as curating exhibitions on fashion history for various museums. He has founded the Fashion History Museum with his partner Kenn Norman and they are currently looking for a location for the museum collection of over 10,000 artifacts dating from the mid 17th century to the present. Jonathan has also dabbled in buying and selling vintage and antique clothing since the late 1970s.

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Purchased from KICKSHAW ON ETSY

See also: [click on images to go to sources]