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Textile Appreciation at the Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts

When we have time in the teaching schedule I like to invite those who love or enjoy textiles as much as I do for a morning at the studio. 357 more words

Historical Embroidery

Native American cultural appropriation

A couple weeks ago we talked about cultural appropriation as a hot button feminist issue,  and one of the points was costumes parodying cultures. An intersection that has a particular issue with appropriation is the Native American culture. 215 more words

6Nap Bodice progress et al

Late start at work today, but I managed to squeeze in another fitting of the bodice, so that the missus could help by tracing off the style lines for the skirt yoke onto it.   425 more words

Sewing

Skin Deep: Prehistoric Beauty

Would you like to be as beautiful as someone who died thousands of years ago? I thought so!

How do you define your look? Do you know where your style of tattoo originated? 475 more words

Antler

Covered Up

Please remember while reading the following post: I wrote this as a commentary on Islamic women who feel free to choose how to dress in public, not those who are subjugated into a hidden life.  1,420 more words

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#Throwback Thursday- Painting the Roses Red...

As the title suggests today I am going to be looking back on my previous projects and in this case I will be looking at my third university project an Alice in Wonderland inspired character costume. 741 more words

SophieRoseCostumery...

Flower crown

Hello guys!

Today I’ve decided to share with you a project I’ve made last autumn, for Halloween. Nothing went the way I planned; I wanted to dress up as a member of a vintage circus (kind of inspired by AHS Freakshow I guess), ended up making a mermaid costume :) But then, as it turned out, I had no time whatsoever to dress in the costume properly. 123 more words

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