Sequin Update

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Back of apron 02
Kirsty Hall: Back of Sequin Apron, Oct 2009

I’ve been working steadily on my sequin apron and it’s coming along; I’m trying to do at least an hour on it every single day and progress is being made but it’s just very s-l-o-w. I’m currently on the outside of the pocket and should get that finished this week.

A few weeks ago I completed the inside of the pocket – a masochistic pursuit as it was awkward to sew and seemed to take forever but it was SO worth it.

Apron Pocket 02
Kirsty Hall: Inside of Apron Pocket, Oct 2009

Apron Pocket 01
Kirsty Hall: Inside of Apron Pocket, Oct 2009

I find myself quite fascinated by the patterns the sequins make when they’re piled up in my little glass bowl. I especially like it when they form clumps. There may be a piece of work in this at some point.

Sequins 02
Kirsty Hall: Sequins, Oct 2009

Oh, and I made a short video about the sequins. Naturally, it also features the chickens; I swear, these chickens are going to end up more famous than me (which admittedly, wouldn’t be hard!)

I am an artist & purveyor of obsessive projects based in Hebden Bridge, England. My work involves the accretion of large numbers of small objects - pins in fabric, knots in string or hundreds of envelopes - to make sculptures that deal with fragility, loss, repetition, obsession and time.

9 thoughts on “Sequin Update

  1. That is BRILLIANT.

    I love the whole apron / glamour thing, and the way that sequins are such a peculiarly labour-intensive embellishment (even more so than beads, I suppose, at least if you’re taking two stitches through each one).

    Plus, chickens!

    (Hi, by the way. I’ve been enjoying your blog for a while, but I’m pretty sure this is my first comment.)

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  2. That is BRILLIANT.

    I love the whole apron / glamour thing, and the way that sequins are such a peculiarly labour-intensive embellishment (even more so than beads, I suppose, at least if you’re taking two stitches through each one).

    Plus, chickens!

    (Hi, by the way. I’ve been enjoying your blog for a while, but I’m pretty sure this is my first comment.)

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  3. That is BRILLIANT.

    I love the whole apron / glamour thing, and the way that sequins are such a peculiarly labour-intensive embellishment (even more so than beads, I suppose, at least if you’re taking two stitches through each one).

    Plus, chickens!

    (Hi, by the way. I’ve been enjoying your blog for a while, but I’m pretty sure this is my first comment.)

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  4. Maybe restricting it one hour is the answer to intensive, repetitive processes? Or is that too obvious a comment? I like very much how you are dealing with this piece on this sequin update.

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  5. Maybe restricting it one hour is the answer to intensive, repetitive processes? Or is that too obvious a comment? I like very much how you are dealing with this piece on this sequin update.

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  6. Maybe restricting it one hour is the answer to intensive, repetitive processes? Or is that too obvious a comment? I like very much how you are dealing with this piece on this sequin update.

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  7. Even though the apron looks lovely, I suggest taking more photos in the direction of the second shot you posted. I believe if you play with the lighting with that setting you can come out with some really nice shots.

    Kudos on your work!

    twitter: @artsharksnet

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  8. Even though the apron looks lovely, I suggest taking more photos in the direction of the second shot you posted. I believe if you play with the lighting with that setting you can come out with some really nice shots.

    Kudos on your work!

    twitter: @artsharksnet

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  9. Even though the apron looks lovely, I suggest taking more photos in the direction of the second shot you posted. I believe if you play with the lighting with that setting you can come out with some really nice shots.

    Kudos on your work!

    twitter: @artsharksnet

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