Final Project, Embellishment Module: Large Pelt

Student: Serenity Voss
Course: DS 501, Introduction to Textile Design
Program: Special Student (textile design)

Large Pelt was created in the Embellishment Module of Introduction to Textile Design. It expands on the ideas that I began with a small sample piece in the same class. I constructed it while it was pinned to a large wooden frame that I had built for this purpose. While working on it, I did not imagine the amazing tension that would result. Upon removing it from its frame, the cloth and the hundreds of toothpicks pierced into it moved like a great, heavy pelt. It has a heft and a fluidity that was quite unexpected.