This project involved selecting a functional, everyday, affordable item and the challenge was to ‘transform’ it from ordinary to extraordinary. The object I selected to work with was bin bags as I thought they could be manipulated in similar ways to fabric to create some really interesting forms and textures.
Through my exploration of the material, processes and techniques I came to this wearable outcome. Research into wearable objects as well as unconventional ways materials have been altered to become wearable items informed my choice to create this collar. The piece consisted of bin bags cut by hand into thousands of equally sized discs. When they were strung together the discs created a visually intriguing piece. The weight of the material and the texture gave another dimension to the piece.