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“Asshole Proximity Disorder”
Stefan Molyneux

“Before mass leaders seize the power to fit reality to their lies, their propaganda is marked by its extreme contempt for facts as such, for in their opinion fact depends entirely on the power of man who can fabricate it.”
Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism

FINAL BOX TASK - Statement

For my final box task I finished the weaving which began as experiment two and included experiments three to six. Here I have attempted to create a project that physically does not resemble the structure of a box, but uses its materials to create something new, transforming the common use of a cardboard box. The transformation process included making cardboard loom (the cardboard which was taken from the box) and using it to make a weaving which links back to the original material through; including torn cardboard paper, stamped fabric, which was produced through making a cardboard stamp and colouring crochet fabric with the ash of the burnt box into the weaving. Soft textures were created through weaving stitches e.g tabby stitch, loose tabby stitch, soumak stitch and rya knots. The use of warm and earthy tones including red, apricot, beige, brown, cream and grey add warmth as well as pops of colour to a space. The final weaving is aesthetically appealing due to its range of colours and different textures, making the weaving suitable for a soft furnishing wall hanging which is photographed above. The box has gone through a transformative journey, alike to myself moving to Sydney. It has been repurposed from a utility to a decorative item and essentially given a new pathway in life. Through the process of weaving, a therapeutic and calming process juxtaposed to the boxes prior form which was used for packing/ moving house which often causes anxiety in relation to the fear of the unknown. During the journey of moving and adapting to Sydney my own anxieties have risen and I have been able to use the creative process of weaving to feel calmer and more present.

thedarksighed  asked:

Hi! Your pine tree sheet set is absolutely adorable! Where did you get it? (I saw them in your 17.1.16 post).

Hi! they’re from ASDA a couple of christmases ago! I’m sorry to say that I don’t think they sell them anymore but you could definitely make them with a few stamps, fabric paint and white sheets! 

So I intern with A Theatre Costume Company now and today they told me to make fabric labels. It’s easy- take a strip of fabric, use a stamp to fill it up with the labels, then cut out the squares and shove them in a bag.

I asked them how many I should make. They said “just keep going”. It’s getting to the end of my shift and I just proudly said “and that makes 800!”

“800 labels?!” They all cried, looking horrorstruck at the monster they had created. “You told me to keep going” I said, “so I kept going.”

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How to Custom Print Your Fabric (Stamping + Quick Tutorial!) by withwendy

Link: https://youtu.be/b-bnNoiiDHo