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Garment Ghosts

About this project

Garment Ghosts are created from badly damaged and irreparable antique clothing, which I give new life to by remaking.
The fragmentary cloth is brought back to life through trapping the disintegrating garment between transparent layers, keeping the outline of the piece but also opening up seam allowances and pleats to take the fabric back to its original form. Garment Ghosts aim to make you think about how we preserve and present textiles, and what the garment might tell us about its past.

Pricing

£500 — £2500

Keywords

costume, fashion, history, museums, clothing, heritage, archaeology, conservation

Disciplines

Textiles, Conceptual

Materials

Textiles
Garment Ghosts : Bodice
Photographer: Joanne Withers
Victorian bodice remade
Garment Ghost: Bodice
Photographer: Joanne Withers
Detail
Garment Ghost : Waistcoat
Photographer: Joanne Withers
Antique silk waistcoat remade
Garment Ghost : Waiscoat
Photographer: Joanne Withers
Detail
Garment Ghost : Waistcoat
Photographer: Joanne Withers
Gallery view

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