Sometimes, when a piece is almost done, the changes I should make are unexpected. In this case, I unpicked, cut and reattached the parts a few times.
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
During the last few days, documenting my progress cheered me up a bit, and so I have something I can share, and soon there will be even more.
Saturday, March 30, 2013
There is only one day left for the textile workshops I told about at the last post, and finally I got the time to share some more photos.
First is Fabric Printing workshop with the Suzani Motives I created using foamed plastic and wood cubes:
Second workshop is a Weaving workshop in which I offered few different samples for things that one can make using a simple cardboard loom, most popular was small purses
For the youngest kids I designed few coloring pages patterns inspired by the Bukharin Suzani textile.
The doll workshop which I described at the last post is obviously the one I am most attached to, so I couldn't avoid documenting the wonderful results.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
A few months ago I was asked to develop concept and organize a workshop for the Passover event at Beit Hatfutsot (the Museum of the Jewish People). The museum holding an exhibition about the history of the Bukhara Jewish community, in which textile played role in daily life,as many of the community members were textile dyers and weavers who developed the local textile industry. I was requested to create a workshop that would be inspired by the exhibition as well by Passover. At first,I didn’t really like the idea of incorporating Passover motives in the textile workshops, and I was afraid it would make it very didactic. Then I quickly came up with the idea that one of the workshops would be a doll-making workshop with the characters from the famous song Chad Gadyawrapping technique and embroidery, with applique details for facial features. The other three workshops are Printing (with Suzani motives), Coloring (with Suzani motives as well) and Weaving Recycled Fabric Bands. All The workshops will take place during the next few days at Beit Hatfutsot on the Tel Aviv University campus. Tomorrow I will post more details about the other three workshops.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The two little creatures are now complete. As I told you in my last post, they were great fun to make. It has been so long since I last created something like this, but, as a matter of fact, such creatures were among the first items I made when I left my day job as a fashion designer. It was almost eight years ago, and my path since then has been complex. It is still difficult to me to answer people who ask what my occupation is, and the answer varies according to my mood or the situation. Today doll-maker is OK.
You can find both of them Here