selfi,ec, belated wenbiesday
Awww i missed #wenbiesday . Do-over today because this outfit is fly and i am feelin it
cat pic, cat feats!
omg just watched the larger of the two cat boys jump from the sofa and land in their little tree/basket thing. it’s like a good 4-5 ft / 1.5m. i wish i had got it on video, but if you want to picture it, it had all the grace and majesty of a small orange bathtub hurtling through space...
mmm does anyone have any tips about attracting hummingbirds? our friends gave us a feeder and we put it up, but like, i don't think any hummingbirds know about it, or like, know it is here? how do i invite them over? will they just find it someday? i wonder if we also need some hummingbird friendly plants or something...
💙 fox! (i think??)
while on the way down from paradise at rainier NPS, we saw this furry friend on the side of the road - i think this is a fox(??)
not sure, i’ve never seen a fox in the park (bears, elk, dear, birds and critters, but never a fox)
anyway it was super woolly with winter coat and very curious 💙💙💙
about Kinetic Garment Construction: remarks on the foundations of pattern cutting, by ricard lindqvist, pers+, long & meandering
reading today, Kinetic Garment Construction: remarks on the foundations of pattern cutting, by ricard lindqvist:
this is fantastically good. like, super interesting on multiple levels: lindqvist’s own personal path is an interesting journey (the notes from being a pattern-cutter for viv westwood are both insightful and entertaining, and there’s other awesome stuff in here too).
the walking through of what is... implied by a given method of pattern generation about our relationships between clothing and bodies is incredible.
i dunno. i think this is an amazing work. it throws into light for me so many things. and granted i am ... at an interesting point because i love sewing and pattern making but was also fantastically frustrated with traditional flat block pattern making, mainly because i am convinced it has patriarchy and gender binary stamped so far into it that it feels irredeemable. so like, this work says nothing about that at all i admit, but the possibilities and the implications when you take this and you intersect it with a bunch of stuff rattling around in my head about patriarchy... whew, sorry.
like... flat block patterns are not made for trans bodies i think, they are not made for non-binary identities. but the ideas and conclusions lindqvist comes to in this about a kinetic source of patterns that grow from the body in motion outwards, _that_ can result in garments and designs that are.
i dunno. i’m probably not making sense and probably none of this makes sense unless you’ve read this, but... it’s made my brain work in a really good way and i’m very happy about that. i’m also overwhelmed by the possibilities into tears, because i’m a mess. ok that’s all 💙
fabric/textile manipulation, clothes
suuuuper cool combos of shibori fabric dying and then manipulation by Amy Nguyen
this one is faboo:
gender non-compliant boyish girl in seattle. she/her or they/them pls. old. i like running, outdoor stuff in the mountains, rainy days, synthesizers, catposting. i help moderate / provide emotional support for bananachips
💍 to @cynja
🍹🌴 a smol island in the sun 🌴🍹