Sunday, October 21, 2007

Dressels

Yes, Dressels!
The vessel I blogged about last weekend put me in mind of the shape of a dress which is why I added the two 'handles'.
So I thought that maybe I would create a series of vessels based on costume - Historical, Theatrical, whatever - and call them 'Dressels'.
These two here are just for fun really. Both made using the same technique as the last vessel - painted Bondaweb, Foil (courtesy of Fibre in-Form) and organza, layered then embellished by machine.
This first one is based on a costume from Cirque du Soleil.



And this one is based on a Ra-Ra skirt.
Hands up who remembers those :)


This piece of fabric though, which looks fantastic in the right light, I am saving for the next one which I will put a lot more thought into.

34 comments:

Gina said...

What fun Lynda... and what fabulous colours and texture.

Sandy said...

Boy, are you into a great series. Each one is so special-makes me want to rust to my machine. Sandy

Ruth said...

Great idea - I can't wait to see the rest of the series.

Annica said...

Dressels :-) That's a wonderful idea! Love both! Can't wait to see whats next. How big are they?

Cellostitcher said...

These are wonderful. I am intrigued as to which costume from Cirque du Soleil gave you inspiration. I think I know which one - I am a great fan of Cirque du Soleil and and find the costumes, colours and everything about the shows such a feast for the eyes and soul.

Love your work.

Helen Suzanne said...

these vessels seem to have grabbed you with real inspiration - lovely work, I'm really enjoying seeing you be so inventive.

Carol said...

Fantastic, I just love the idea of the series based on costume,
the colours of the top dressel are stunning,I remember the Ra Ra's, but was too old to wear them :(
I look forward to seeing no 3, if the fabric is any thing to go by it will be stunning.

Carol said...

Oh my god, what a series this will be! I love the rara skirt, oh i so remember them! The 80's was not my friend!!! You are getting better and better results with this technique. Love the proportion of the rara better than the top one, but both colours are just lovely. Got to get moving on mine!

Susan D said...

What else can I say but brilliant!!!! I love the texture and colours of the first one and can't wait to see what you do with the 3rd Dressel, great name BTW.

Doreen G said...

You rock girl all of the "dressels" are fantastic and I am in awe of what you are doing.

Vicki W said...

Awesome! How do you come up with this stuff?

Angelcat said...

Your dressels are so much fun. I love the concept, you are always so imaginative.

Gail P. said...

Stellar! Great idea for a yummy series!

sharon young said...

What a brtilliant source of inspiration, I'd love to see
the Cirque du Soleil. I really love the colours on the last one, the orange works so well with the gold, can't wait to see what you do with it.

Penny said...

Wonderful collection of dressels, and what a great idea.But I dont remember ra ra dresses, cha cha yes but ra ra?

neki desu said...

ohhh! the RA RA!!!! just love it- and with high heel sneakers for the perfect outfit :).

btw great techie name!
neki desu

Jan lewis said...

WOW Lynda this series of work is stunning and as always giving me tons of inspiration.The ruffles on the ra-ra remind me of the Elizabethan ruffs!!!- just a thought
Jan x

Jacquelines blog said...

Great Idea Lynda! I love the look of it and especially the last picture is great, can't wait where you come up with next!

Pat said...

If this is what you produce without thinking can't wait to see what happens when you try!!!! Magic. I particularly like the first one, looks like it came from the V&A.

Alis said...

I adore your Dressels they are just fabulous.
The textures and colours are just so wonderful.
You are such an inspiration.

Micki said...

Oh Wow! I love these. You just keep out doing yourself. These look like so much fun to create. I am so inspired by your talent.

ominnimo said...

That's it! I've got to try some of these!
Fantastic once again, thanks for sharing.
Moira.

marion said...

LOVE the rara skirt...cool idea.

Julie said...

Wow! It's all been said, Lynda. These are fantastic and yes, I remember the Ra-Ra but I was never brave enough to wear one! The orange is gorgeous. Look forward to seeing what comes next.

Waltraud said...

Great idea - each one is fantastic!

Kim said...

Stunning. Just stunning.

crafty pam said...

Fantastic, love this work - you have also some nice comments on Maggie Greys blog. Go girl!

smarcoux said...

well Lynda .. nice vessels ... now I am a friend of Marions ... Carols and a few others you may know ... and guess what I tagged you .. yes I want to know 7 facts about you ... and hey your not to far from where I live actually .. perhaps meet up some time

Sandy

Blue is my colour said...

When I saw your Dressels, i wanted to rush off and hand my notice in to work just so i could have time to have a go. L

Peggy said...

Great idea and wonderfull works.

Debbi Baker said...

What can I say but ditto ditto ditto! You and your art are incredible!

Barbara said...

dressel,vessel,dressel,vessel........always fantastic!!

Homeleightigger said...

These are just wonderful Lynda - I love reading your Blog, you are so inspirational! Val

Dianne said...

Oh, these are so much fun!! They are both fantastic - but I love the shape of the top one, and the way you've attached the beading around the top.....