Thursday, May 8, 2008

ArtWear: A "Must Have" Book

One of my favorites is the dress in the top photo .
It's made from felted wool !
"ArtWear" is the 'unrequested' book that my librarian friend Heidi thought I would like to see. She "checked it out" for me & I am SO grateful & happy that she did ! What a find! I will be ordering this book to have in my personal library. The cover photo is poor since it had a plasticized cover protector - but you get the idea. This book is a rich treasure trove of wearable art eye candy. Even if you have never made any "ArtWear" you need to see this book. It is visually appealing & very well laid out. The wearable art that is addressed in the book covers the gamut from artwear that would be totally wearable to artwear that is meant to be displayed and enjoyed simply as art. From newly painted to recycled; woven to knitted, this book has it all. This is one of the best books on tectile art that I have seen recently - and has been wonderfully enlightening and entertaining! Check it out from you local library (or try inter-library loan) or order it! I don't think you will be disappointed.
This fabulaous jacket is festooned with small skeletons;
perfect I think for celebrating life.
Here, on the right, is a recycled fantasy dress.
The most amazing jeans I have ever seen.

1 comment:

mouse (aka kimy) said...


I have a friend who loves wearing 'wearable art'...I think its great as she really helps the art community.I tend to be overwhelmed and intimidated by such gorgeous and often elaborate attire and hence dress considerably more conservatively (and boring) but I do enjoy looking at these threads and admire folks no end for wearing such gems!

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