All the props were made from upcycled fabric, and under the creative direction of Camilla Lawson- I was given a 2 bags of fabric- one was to turn old banners into 36 sails, and the other was to create a cover for the MASSIVE CHAIR !!!
The sails were constructed in stages (cutting/sewing), I averaged 6 a day for 2 weeks:
THE CHAIR !!
Well, what an EPIC but satisfying journey that was!! hahaha. Truth be told, I had never created anything so BIGGGG!!! Camilla gave me fabric that happened to have really large people printed over it. I had this amazing idea to cut the fabric and re-sew as a patchwork style cover- so that random abstract body parts appeared in odd places over the chair cover. Feet, faces, hands were cut and sewn into a geometric triangular patchwork pattern- what a work out for my applied mathematics!!! All sections were topstitched for strength.
The effect was better than expected! The chair was situated under a tree at the main stage, what a rewarding feeling having kids and people sit on it over the 3 days! Actually, it wasn’t until early on day 3 that I actually got a chance to sit on it!!