Spots and Spills on Fabric, Rugs, Clothes: If You Can’t Beat’em, Join’em

We love artist/designer Dominic Wilcox‘s fix for red wine spilled on the carpet (below): Don’t bother trying to get it out…paint a pattern around it. It gives us ideas for fixing clothes and table linens that have impossible-to-remove stains or spots. If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em: transform them by emphasising the transgressions, like the boldly blotched  St. Laurent tee shirt, above.

Dominic Wilcox

Dominic Wilcox

This Chiodorfmeister Shirt with Blue Paint Splatter is pretty great…

http://shop.chiodo.net.au

http://shop.chiodo.net.au

And we can imagine a tablecloth printed with a wine-circule stained pattern. We imagine having to practice on a rag or piece of paper first, OR we can print using this pattern from Colorbox.

coulourbox.com

coulourbox.com

And then there is Virginia del Giudice’s wonderful technique of embroidering stains she finds on otherwise pristine vintage clothes. She transformed Maria Robledo’s stained kitchen curtain in one fell swoop:

Sally Schneider

Sally Schneider

Virginia del Giudice

Virginia del Giudice

 

 

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