Monday, February 22, 2010


Another part for the Sketchbook Translation Series
Embroidery based on stickman graffiti I photographed at the crosswalk of 7th & Madison Ave, Washington, DC.
in 2009

There is a whole group dedicated to this little fella on flickr called STI(C)KMAN
Jafabrit's pic from DC trip

Retro Craft Corner
1969 McCalls Needlework Magazine
Street-sign inspired bags made from lightweight vinyl and self-adhesive plastic and hand sewn. Smaller bags are made with felt.

These are fun, but nowadays people are recycling REAL signs and using them not only for handbags, but jewellry, chairs, and a variety of other things. McCalls versions are cheaper and easier to make though :)


Naj said...

Like the sti(c)kman!

Those are amazing housewares made with recycled signs.

Quilt Architect said...

I enjoyed the signs as well.

Your stickman is a great way to record a symbolic language! Repeating the "story".

Melanie said...

jafabrit your blog and your work is super inspiring. the signs are a great find. and your knitted tree is amazing!

JafaBrit's Art said...

Thanks for dropping by and your comments :)

I too loved the housewares made from recycled signs.