Lacy Bones

Lacy Bones modelled by Dianne Eaton, modelled by Fiona Rielly, 'Lacy Bones' Materials: Sliced marrow bones, wooden beads from a broken door curtain, an Op shop dress, broken crochet tablecloth. The 'handles' are Fowlers preserving jar rubbers. Number of elements: Dress, 'shawl', necklace, hat (to be worn with pointy part over model's ear hanging slightly down. : While making osso bucco, I looked at the oval shapes of the bones and thought that they could look like lace if I tied them together so, after cooking the bones and bleaching them in the sun, I ground the rough bits off, drilled holes and tied the ovals into flower shapes. I spent more time using power tools than at the sewing machine when making this dress.

Lacy Bones by Diane Eaton, modelled by Fiona Rielly
Image by Ben Winwood

‘Lacy Bones’
Materials: Sliced marrow bones, wooden beads from a broken door curtain, an Op shop dress, broken crochet tablecloth. The ‘handles’ are Fowlers preserving jar rubbers.
Number of elements: Dress, ‘shawl’, necklace, hat (to be worn with pointy part over model’s ear hanging slightly down.
: While making osso bucco, I looked at the oval shapes of the bones and thought that they could look like lace if I tied them together so, after cooking the bones and bleaching them in the sun, I ground the rough bits off, drilled holes and tied the ovals into flower shapes. I spent more time using power tools than at the sewing machine when making this dress.

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