Archive for July, 2011

4 new messenger/field bags

Posted: July 27, 2011 in Uncategorized
Erika went on a tear yesterday and cranked out 4 wild new messenger bags.  They use repurposed hemp and cordura packcloth, neckties, leather scrap, and an old hunting jacket from the Chester Thrift.
Dragonboy art prints adorn two of them, and 3 have reflective strips to keep you and your bike out from under bus wheels or errant artcars.

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4 new messenger/field bags

Posted: July 27, 2011 in Uncategorized
Erika went on a tear yesterday and cranked out 4 wild new messenger bags.  They use repurposed hemp and cordura packcloth, neckties, leather scrap, and an old hunting jacket from the Chester Thrift.
Dragonboy art prints adorn two of them, and 3 have reflective strips to keep you and your bike out from under bus wheels or errant artcars.

Dragon patch

Posted: July 25, 2011 in Uncategorized
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Here’s a couple different view of a new interactive piece.

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 I spotted a bundle of these painted brass key plates in an antique store, and knew we could clean them up nicely.

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Used the trusty grinder with a brush wheel.

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I found this big disc (antique water spigot handle) at the same store, and the finished belt was so heavy, I weighed it just to see (only 4 lbs.). 

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Here are some close ups  of the finished belt 

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Notice the leather straps unsnap to release the key and chain. 

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something silky

Posted: July 20, 2011 in Uncategorized
When I went into the studio on Sunday I didn’t feel like working with fire hose. Even though it seemed a bit passé, I started to dig through our tie bin. Here’s the result.

 

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What are they? Why, neck wraps! We’ve got a theme this season of using random hardware in our wears. So I thought these plumbing washers (or something like that) from the ReStore might look nice on some choice ties.

 

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 Conchos and belt ends seems to fit well too with the hardware. 

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First I traced the hole of the washer on the fabric and cut it out. Then I zigzagged in a circle so it wouldn’t fray so bad. Then I attached the washer with embroidery floss (I hand sewed it, a nice change).

 

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Yep, you guessed it, we’ve got a bin of embroidery floss (otherwise know as colorful string). I’m still in possession of my collection of friendship-bracelet-making string from the late ’80’s. Some friends and I even sold bracelets one week the summer of 10th grade. (this is Erika, BTW; Zeke made lanyards, but not friendship bracelets). 

 

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This one is fairly short, so I’ve attached a magnet that grips to the washer so the whole thing stays on better.

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Here’s how it’s supposed to look.

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A close-up of the magnet. 

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And finally, a picture of a few on a real person.

Toolbelts

Posted: July 16, 2011 in Uncategorized
Starting to make utility belts again. They are going to feature scraps of printed fabric and our usual industrial collage.

Corset On Model

Posted: July 11, 2011 in Uncategorized
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The fire hose corset has made contact with a real person. We tried it on two very different bodies, and we’re pleased with it’s adjustability.

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Thanks to our friends for being trying it out. Of course, we recommend wearing this item without any clothing underneath?!?!?

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