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Assemblage Art Dress Made From Paper and Fabric – Cathy ( CathyEarnshaw – Wuthering Heights)

Assemblage Art Dress Made From Paper and Fabric - Cathy ( CathyEarnshaw - Wuthering Heights)

Assemblage Art Dress Made From Paper and Fabric - Cathy ( CathyEarnshaw - Wuthering Heights)

Carrying on with my theme of famous female characters from well known novels, here is the newest addition to the collection – Cathy.  I’m sure she needs no introduction, as you’ll recognise her from the title of this post.  But, in case you rushed in, Cathy is from Wuthering Heights, a novel by Emily Brontë published in 1847. It was her only novel and written between December 1845 and July 1846.
Assemblage Art Dress Made From Paper and Fabric - Cathy ( CathyEarnshaw - Wuthering Heights)

Assemblage Art Dress Made From Paper and Fabric - Cathy ( CathyEarnshaw - Wuthering Heights)

Cathy is known for being a free spirit, loving the moors. Some say she was a wild creature and the dress has been made to look as if it were unkempt form being worn out on the moors and, the jacket included as the first thing she found to throw over her shoulders as she ran out the door.
Assemblage Art Dress Made From Paper and Fabric - Cathy ( CathyEarnshaw - Wuthering Heights)

Assemblage Art Dress Made From Paper and Fabric - Cathy ( CathyEarnshaw - Wuthering Heights)

Was it a love story? Perhaps, but I think its also many other things.  If you would like to find out more about the novel try clicking here to visit the Wikipedia page or, to read the story on line, dowload it to your PC or other media device try clicking here .

Meanwhile, please enjoy this gallery of additional photos.

Cathy Earnshaw (Wuthering Heights)

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September 27, 2011   4 Comments

Assemblage Without a Name

Assemblage Without a Name

 So I’m back to creating and making.  I’m still experimenting with different ways of presenting my assemblage dresses.  For this one I’ve gone back to my experience of attending a workshop run by Luned Parry, as you can see from the photo this dress has a figure inside it.  The idea was to have the figure free standing but that didn’t work out so, I’ve used an old book as the base and attached the figure to the book.

I hope to finish her soon but as yet she has no name.  Perhaps you could suggest a name; any ideas, leave a comment.

August 31, 2011   No Comments

Treasury Time Again

March 26, 2011   No Comments

Beaded Bodice Dress (2)

Beaded Bodice Dress (2)

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A second beaded bodice dress.  Not as big as the first but only a couple of centimeters shorter, the bodice is made from old pieces of cotton, paper and small shell like beads, tailored and stitched together. The skirt is stitched together from old book pages, fabric which has been rouched together and decorated with glass beads. There is a lot of detail on the bodice with extra bits of fabric and stitching. Delicate but strongly and carefully made.  Available for purchase in our Etsy store

March 14, 2011   No Comments