Posted by: bschutzgruber | April 27, 2016

Shape-shifting

As a storyteller I’ve worked with folktales for over 30 years and I’ve found that many tales change and evolve over the years – both in how they have been remembered/recorded and in how I tell them.   I’ve seen that same ‘change and evolve’ phenomena happen with my fiber creations too.  I find that I am constantly changing items I’ve made – transforming them from one thing into another…. just like the shapeshifter character in the old stories changes from one form to another.

Sometimes the transformation is easy…. like taking a ruana and using the fabric to make a vest or jacket.  Other times it’s more complicated – like when I removed  the sleeves from a fitted jacket I had woven to create 2 different vests.

Here are a few items that have evolved and changed over the years.

Bottom line…. change is part of life!

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Responses

  1. Amazing Barb! Originals and transformations are all unique and impressive.

  2. I like your felted silk blouse to bag and the black and white to bag. Very clever 😄


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