Beki Vaile - Textile Design
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lace sample - CHM - VADS: the online resource for visual arts
1970s A sample of free machine embroidered lace made with a vanishing muslin support. Random, completely free pattern in white machine thread. The straight stitch has been used to form free lines of stitch across the support fabric. At some stage the lines cross each other, this forms the lace when the support fabric is removed. The vanishing muslin has then been ironed away; small blackened pieces of fibre are visible under the stitching. The thread remaining has formed the lace.
Helen Storey Foundation
(Smart Textiles) A series of dresses by Helen storey and Tony Ryan were designed as an installation called Wonderland to get people thinking about the materials we use every day and where they end up and what damage they do to our environment. They were all made from water soluble materials that would dissolve in water, they would either fizz away, release colours or bubble. A smart mix between chemistry and textiles.
Where troubles melt like lemon drops
Rob Jones - Anatomical Heart, 2007 A human heart stripped of all fat and muscle, leaving just the angel veins exposed. The blood is replaced by a plastic substance, filling all of the veins, capillaries, etc. The heart is then put into a solution that dissolves all the remaining tissue, leaving this incredible detail behind.