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So remember that time somebody photographed you doing that incredibly compromising thing and the pictures got out on the internet and Erin Riley wove a tapestry of it?

April 22, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Yeah, so this is that time.

Philadelphia-based artist Erin M. Riley (NSFW in a weird explicit textile sort of way) scours the internet for embarrassing and downright sketchy photos of people and weaves them into elaborate wall-covering tapestries. From her interview on Fecal Face:

So I search “upskirt”, or “drunk girl puking” then look at sketchy pictures for an hour or two, find a few that are really awesome and they sit in my folder for a bit until im ready to weave them. I don’t like to crop or alter the images too much, so it has to be a good mix of all of the elements. I like the images to be attractive and alluring while also showing you how creepy and depressing life can be. Then I trace the image on a clear sheet and project it with an overhead projector to scale. I copy it on large craft paper and lay it under my warp while I weave.

Due to the safe-for-work nature of this blog I haven’t posted the craziest stuff, so head on over to her blog here ya degenerates. (via fecal face)

 

 



Craft Documentary

Machine’s Waltz: A look inside the Paramount Têxteis textile plant

April 8, 2011

Christopher Jobson

A short film showing the assorted machines used to create fabric inside the Paramount Têxteis textile plant. The film was created and produced by Grafikonstruct, and the music was composed by Lucas Lima.

 

 



Art

Gabriel Dawe’s Thread Rainbows

November 19, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Thread installations by Gabriel Dawe.

Gabriel Dawe was born in Mexico City where he grew up surrounded by the intensity and color of Mexican culture. After working as a graphic designer, he moved to Montreal, Canada in 2000 following a desire to explore foreign land. In search for creative freedom he started experimenting and creating artwork, which eventually led him to explore textiles and embroidery—activities traditionally associated with women and which were forbidden for a boy growing up in Mexico. Because of this, his work is subversive of notions of masculinity and machismo that are so ingrained in his culture.

If you like this you’ll love the work of Sébastien Preschoux. (via world’s best)

 

 

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