Nov. 3rd, 2014

kambriel: (lepidopterist)
"Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower." ~J. Harrigan

It's been a busy few weeks since the seed was planted here: http://kambriel.livejournal.com/353164.html to create a kimono for Amanda Palmer to wear on her "The Art of Asking" book & concert tour, completely out of crowdsourced fabrics mailed in from around the globe, but it is now complete!

afp-kambrielkimono

Going back in time a bit to its nascent stage... Here's a partial view of some of the many "raw materials" which arrived:

afp-kimonofabric

Not knowing how much/what conditions/types of materials would come, I was concerned about how many I'd actually be able (or ~not~ able) to use. It was important to me that everyone who sent something in would feel represented, in gratitude for their generosity of spirit in sharing sentimental pieces of their past to create something new from the combined memories. I'm thrilled it worked out so I could use at least one piece from *everyone* who sent in something that arrived by the deadline. I quietly extended the deadline a few days before piecing things together, so ones that arrived 3-4 days later were also incorporated into the finished piece.

Everything was cut into cohesively sized squares. Some were a bit too delicate on their own ~ in those cases I combined them with other delicate pieces, often as sheer overlays, or reinforcing them on the reverse. I thought this was a lovely symbolism for being supportive & giving eachother strength when needed.

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From the leftover pieces, I've made some fabric boas that Amanda can give away as gifts during the tour. I figured this would be a way to continue the cycle of giving, receiving, giving back...

afp-kambrielkimonoboas

Thank you beyond words to all who participated. It was so very gracious of you to share these parts of your past with us, and I hope you enjoy seeing them re-incarnated into a creation that shall be filled with many new memories & experiences yet to come!

~ Kambriel

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