January 12th, 2020

Crafts

Back to school!

I'm back at art college, although technically it is a university now. My class is called Selvedge/Salvage. Our first mission is to find some thrift store or used clothes to bring in for upcycling. The instructor showed us quickly how to take apart a shirt and make a new pattern for it. I have some t-shirts and I think I may make t-shirt yarn.

One of the cool things about this class is that it involves material culture. I took a material culture class five years ago and loved loved loved it. Demystifying the how and why of everyday objects is so cool and we especially take clothing for granted. We buy it, we wear it, we wash it, we mend it, we thrift it, we discard it...clothing is extremely personal. I will be posting on my art blog, but if there's anything interesting, I'll share it here too!