When wool is boiled, the color can leach out of the cloth. Instead of treating this fact as a disadvantage of the material, I am using it as a printing technique. I am taking the clothing created by sewing machine operators to print images of sewing machines on clothing
The very first recorded communication was made by Neanderthal women - handprints on cave walls. Inspired by these communications, I have been experimenting with a form of clothing printing: boiling together light and dark wool to achieve color transfer. Although I began with simple handprints (traced onto freezer paper and used as a resist between the woolen layers)I quickly moved to more complex images.