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Leaf Coat Project

March 11, 2009

The problem: What can I create using lots of dead leaves.

Solution: A coat!

How did I come to this realization? Well, that’s for another posting.  All I can say is that my mind works in strange ways. It did take several weeks to come up with the “how to” part.

So here we go!


Start with collecting a multitude of dead ash leaves.


Soak leaves in water to increase flexibility


Create a "leaf fabric" using a special sauce,leaves and an old window for a work surface.


The start of the shoulders, back view.


And the front. Leaf fabric is draped over wood support and white t-shirts.

That was the first day for the coat. Not much to look at but time will tell!

I’ll post more later-

Thanks for looking!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 12, 2009 7:18 pm

    Do I sense an entry for the Howland Community Open?

    • paperstew permalink*
      March 13, 2009 1:10 pm

      Well, YES!
      The good weather is hindering getting over the sleeve issue. I’m having to redesign them. Then there is the stand….

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