Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Work in Progress: swaddling with yarn

I've gone back to some old felted sweaters I had and started swaddling them with yarn. It both answers my compulsive need to stitch, knot, bundle, and my  urge to transform materials into new textures and surfaces:

Right now it looks a bit like an animal hide when hung (which I do NOT want) so I think I need to keep "growing" it....

Of course, I couldn't help wrapping the cutout pieces into little bundles:


  1. Love it! Saw it on the couch the other day and went right for it! Can't wait to see what it becomes!

  2. Thank you everyone (Including Lisa, whose comment I deleted by mistake I'm afraid..). But to be clear Lisa, I do NOT know what I'm doing :) but I do know what I DON'T want

    Thank you for the feedback, as always!

  3. Wow, Sophie, these are wonderful. I love how you're sharing your process with us, it's wonderful to know these are going to evolve into more even though I love them just as they are. I love the concept and the colors, keep going with it!

  4. I like this artwork, its very unique, in 1000 year I wouldn't come to such an idea. Its great and I especially like the yellow bundles.

  5. Thank you all for the supportive feedback!


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