This 5-week project is a constructed jumpsuit for a gardener out of hand-dyed canvas. Taking inspiration from my Piet Oudolf Folio, I have screen printed UV color changing ink on Velcro patches to allow the gardener to arrange a garden, step into the sunlight and feel how the plants might feel next to one another before actually implementing the final design.
I began by reviewing the brief which was to to expore how to use cloth to convey a function, meaning or purpose. I would need to use 2-3 textile techniques in order to ultimately familiarize myself with a new textile process. I then started sketching / brainstorming ideas and then chose one direction to go with which was ???????????????/
researched color-changing dye techniques
found online imagery and patterns
Based on my research, I measured and designed a paper model. I bought materials (canvas, dye, buttons, velcro, etc), test dyed, and then dyed the full fabric. I cut the pattern and sewed it together. I tested it on a model and made adjustments.
I then started mixing color-changing dye and dyed the patterns. I cut the attachments and adhered to the jumpsuit with velcro.
I finally photographed and took videos of model wearing it. I used the photos to design a look book publication on indesign and printed bound, and displayed it along with the jumpsuit and a UV light for the final presentation.