Saturday, February 4, 2012

A Selection of my Scarves
Wearable Art

Marie-Therese Wisniowski

Preamble
Designer clothes, cloths and wearable art itself have featured on this blogspot. For your convenience I have listed the following posts that feature images of designer clothes, cloths and/or wearable art.
Confluence – 2011 International SDA Conference
Transformation
ArtCloth Swap
A New Collection of Designer Cloths
The Art of Jenny Kee
My Velvet Scarves@Purple Noon
Fabric Lengths@QSDS
Costumes of Ballets Russes
Nuno Felted Scarves@Felted Pleasure
Versace Retrospective – 1982 to 1997
After Five – Fashion From Darnell
My Fabric Collection
Costumes of the Tsars
Ludmilla's Wearable Art
Australian Craft Finalist Award
Fashion From 1907 to 1967
The Basic Kimono Pattern
The Kimono and Japanese Textile Design
My Scarves@2014 Scarf Festival
The Art of Fascinators - Flora Fascinata
Some Wearable Art@The Powerhouse Museum
Muslim Headscarves
Wearable Art Produced by the TextielLab in 2013
Ancient Egyptian Dress
Costumes Designed for the Australian Ballet
A Fashion Data Base (1.0)


There are three basic ingredients (as opposed to definitions) that all artworks possess; (i) they need to be “engaged”; (ii) they are non-functional, and (iii) they are aesthetic. Wearable Art is “Art” when placed in an art context but when it is not placed in an art context, its functionality obscures the act of engagement. My scarves are wearable art.

My scarves have been created using a range of fabrics and various hand dyeing and hand printing techniques. They are a one-off creation, never to be repeated in color, tone or overall design. However, some of the design elements may re-appear in other scarves, but the overall colors and design is what ensures their uniqueness.

What I do not do is sew, even though my mother (Milla Wisniowski) created fashion-wear for the Melbourne (Australia) fashion industry. I figured that one sewer/designer of clothes in the family was more than enough. I have her to thank for all the scarves that required stitching (see below).

My scarves are available in various galleries, art and craft outlets throughout Australia. For example, in the Hunter Valley Vineyards (Australia) they are available from Butterflies Gallery.


A Selection Of My Scarves

ArtCloth Pashmina Scarf 1.
Techniques: Hand dyed and hand printed by Marie-Therese Wisniowski.
Multi-dyed, block printed and stenciled employing dyes and pigment on viscose blend.
Size: 74 cm (width) x 195 cm (length).

ArtCloth Pashmina Scarf 2.
Techniques: Hand dyed and hand printed by Marie-Therese Wisniowski.
Multi-dyed, block printed and stenciled empolying dyes and pigment on viscose blend.
Size: 74 cm (width) x 195 cm (length).

ArtCloth Pashmina Scarf 3.
Techniques: Hand dyed and hand printed by Marie-Therese Wisniowski.
Dyed, over-dyed, silkscreened and foiled employing dyes, pigment and foil on viscose blend.
Size: 74 cm (width) x 195 cm (length).

ArtCloth Pashmina Scarf 4.
Techniques: Hand dyed and hand printed by Marie-Therese Wisniowski.
Silk screened, discharged and foiled employing dyes and foil on viscose blend.
Size: 74 cm (width) x 195 cm (length).

ArtCloth Pashmina Scarf 5.
Techniques: Hand dyed and hand printed by Marie-Therese Wisniowski.
Silk screened and foiled employing dyes and foil on viscose blend.
Size: 74 cm (width) x 195 cm (length).

ArtCloth Pashmina Scarf 6.
Techniques: Hand dyed and hand printed by Marie-Therese Wisniowski.
Shibori multi dyed, block printed and silkscreened employing dyes and pigment on viscose blend.
Size: 74 cm (width) x 195 cm (length).

Velvet ArtCloth Scarf (Detail View).
Techniques: Hand dyed and hand printed by Marie-Therese Wisniowski.
Dyed, over-dyed, discharged, silk screened and foiled on silk rayon velvet.
Size: 27 cm (width) x 180 cm (length).

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