wondering...about the wonders of this wonderfull...world

wondering...about the wonders of this wonderfull...world
foto x arnaldo @MMXIproject
A couple of summers ago, coming home from class, I took the subway with a friend and I told her I was trying to start a blog... then I also told her how time consuming and addicting it had become, and that I was wondering if it was something worth doing... she laughed and asked me to let her know when I was done and give her the"link" so she could read it. Then she left and I kept thinking...why? why should I do this ?

Technology has taken us to a new level and we are now, able to "publish ourselves"! PUBLISH OURSELVES however we want to; if you want to be yourself, transparent and out in the open, or even if you want to pretend to be someone else... YOU CAN! Now you can blog and share your thoughts and experiences with people without having them "altered" by the editors, or "chosen" because of how cool or marketable they are...

This space is for us to share; zaidibirindilindilandia-my own little world, my ingenious- and your thoughts!

welcome, and thank you!

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011


one week later/after the last critic meeting- OUR GARMENTS WERE DUE!
once again- no sleep the night before. 

it doesnt matter how much you work in advance...
little things keep happening and your to-do list keeps growing

I re-hung the panel I ruined (not all of it was ruined so i just re-knit was was bleached) and fixed it in class, now i just had to:
look1 | look 2
  1.  re-dye it
  2. mattress stitch the panels together
  3. work on the back "roots" piece/tulle
  4. make trims for neckline/attach them
  5. clean all loose yarn ends
  6. attach strips
  7. crochet all edges
  8. clean all loose ends
  9. dye garment bottom
  10. wait for it to dry
  11. work on closure
I went over to my friend Jessica's house the night before (Saturday) so that we could help each other stay up and work all night- considering we were so exhausted-
 and so that we didnt have to do an "all nighter" on sunday
 right before our meeting with Reiko for pre-selection.

i am always amused by the power of collaboration, sharing ideas an discussing design,
 specially when you do it with people that have been on this journey with you since day 1, 
and know what you are all about. 
their comments always make you re-evaluate/grow/perfect your work, 
because they see the things you don't

Jessica and I stayed up all night (like we did for fusion) and yet we were really far behind, so we decided to head to school the next morning at 9am- even though we were running on virtually no sleep.
it was 11 am and i felt like it was 8pm.. twilight zone!
 and imagine, gowing through this while having to knit in a place WITH NO WINDOWS!!!

well... the only way possible is when

i mean... it was 3am, and i was done with look 1, but i was STILL crocheting the edges of all the strips of look 2: which meant i still had to dye it, clean it and wait for it to dry
not to mention- get ready and get to school by 9am.

my second look/cotton smells like curry and coffee... LOL.. this is what I "dyed" it with!

look 2: COTTON inc:
made on a 3gg bulky brother® knitting machine with  recycled cotton yarn, donated by Lion Brand (this is from USA T-shirt production waste)
 and dyed with greener dyes® + curry + coffee

look 1: BFA
made with 100% muesling free xtra fine merino wool annd handpainted with greenerdyes® +curry, backpiece made with handfelted recycled sweaters.

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