Tuesday, February 17, 2009


I adore making these poetry dresses! They are the perfect size canvas for me. I have two sitting on my cutting table right now presently waiting to be put together; they will have more mixed media aspects on them.

I am not so sure why but I was not able to take descent photos of this dress however if you click on any of the photos you can see a larger image. In person there is a lot of color and contrast of the black thread against the deep cherry red fabric.

The unraveled hem detail is one of my favorite aspects of this dress.

the back of the dress reads:
"Charles DuBois poetry dress"
I name them after the person quoit that I used.

"The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become."

this is a small mixed media detail... it has a paper element.

Red dyes tend to leave the fabric a little hard and crunchy, I like how this aspect worked out for this dress. (it makes me think that heavy starching may be added to my process next time)

(My sewn signature on the back of the dress.)

I have been busy writing a few article's and making items to sell at artfest next month.
I have been in a quite place in my head... nesting I suppose...
goofing around on facebook and posting photos of what is in my purse
(a true peek into my creative process for sure!)
I do this when I have a lot going on and need to find a new purpose.

A few days ago I wrote a article for the upcoming issue of art quilting studio based around how my creative process works and somehow as I was looking for a quoit to use in this post I came across this and strangely its very much how I forum ideas in my head ~

“My method is different. I do not rush into actual work. When I get a new idea, I start at once building it up in my imagination, and make improvements and operate the device in my mind. When I have gone so far as to embody everything in my invention, every possible improvement I can think of, and when I see no fault anywhere, I put into concrete form the final product of my brain.”
Nikola Tesla



tangled stitch said...

This dress is great Ruth. Very colorful!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

What a great quote and the dress is lovely. I'm really enjoying how you're developing the dress theme.

Lee W - The Way I See It said...

Oh, the dress is just lovely. I love your art. These dresses are just SO fun.

So blessed! said...

How cool. Your art is so neat! Can't wait to see what is next.

Oh, to get into the mind of an artist would be such fun.

Brenda Seaholm-Wampler said...

I am just LOVING this red! It is absolutely beautiful!!!
Question, do you ever sell these pieces?