Dress two has begun. The project is so far working out there are glitches such as how to print onto the paper for my desired effect, how many to make though it will either be 7 or 12. Yet, I have worked through the detailing contrasting color dresses, sound, location and thematic issues.
The wish was to dip the objects into the indigo dye baths at Ossabaw Island where I recently did a workshop. As I worked with the kozo paper the dresses got weaker which made me really rethink soaking them unless I can control the conditions like having a tray to lay them in and a screen to lift them up with. I met some really cool people at the workshop and can see filling a gallery space with indigo blue dyed dresses. Any way until I get the first set of test dresses installed I will have to post pone the color. The first batch moves onto the Southwest Library in the Spring.
This week I started a new dress out of a soft Brown wrinkled paper. This is a paper I relied on for book making years ago and using this paper is really exciting because dress making is very different than bookmaking. In most ways thematically the similarities are evident.