Saturday, December 21, 2013

Stitched Deaths: Faraday/Jensen

(d. Dec. 20, 1968)

Placed in the snack counter at Deerfield Park, Smithfield RI.

The two high school students were on their first date when they were shot to death on a dirt turnaround outside Vallejo, CA, Lake Herman Rd.

The quote is from a note inscribed by Jensen on the back of a wallet-sized school portrait.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Things My 3 Year Old Says: Cameo Pins

These pins were made as a multi-step process:
1. Continuously compile phrases from my daughter
2. Stitch texts on 8.5 x 11 sheet of crinoline
3. Scan, shrink, and raster with a laser cutter
4. Cut cherry wood frames and felt backings
5. Glue the layers together
6. Pin and card

Finished Cameo Pin Size: 2.25" x 1.75"

You can find them for purchase at Craftland on Westminster St. in Providence.


Of course, this one is the favorite.

Many thanks to Sparrow for her wisdom in saying things...
and much credit to Jess for her laser cutter, technical skill, and urge to make things.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Stitched Deaths: Darby Crash

(d. Dec. 7, 1980)

Placed in Spike's Hot Dogs, Cranston, RI

Quote is Crash's suicide note.