Weaving techniques that might be helpful (not for card weaving but for weaving where the warp threads are spaced further apart. This board is very useful for details about weaving. (For stories about Peruvian children and adults weaving
Textiles: Priestley College I could imagine the theme behind this being decay due to the top half of the bodice. It looks as if the student has created a piece out of flowers and over time they have decomposed and left behind to create this dress.