My Body My History – Janet Cooper Designs

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Janet Cooper Designs – Art Objects From the Discarded ABOUT Process Memory Making things Connecting Fabric Embroidery Vintage Bricolage Stitched Poetry Repurposed Clothes…

I like the idea of stitching into clothing especially clothing of some significance depending on the concept.

After looking at the work of Janet Cooper I can see how working into a well loved garment can have a great deal of personal meaning.  Keeping the basic structure of the garment rather than deconstructing it and using the fabric adds to the narrative and includes clues to the story.

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I recently made a dress for my daughter for a Victorian day at school.  When I came to making the sleeves I thought they looked wonderful just stood up on their own and they brought back my tutors comments ‘….wearing your heart on a sleeve’.

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