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Julie Eff: Soft sculpture for a hard world.
My post-art school adventures in making.

I got this table for free and refinished it in neon yellow. Power sanding might be my new favorite hobby. 

I didn’t measure the angles on the hexagon so it’s a little off, but it’s pretty hard to tell unless you break out the protractor.  

— 2 weeks ago with 4 notes
#yellow  #neon  #interiors  #hexagon  #table  #dining room  #geometry  #geometric  #DIY  #apartment 
I think I mentioned that we had dress up day at my job? This is one of the owners trying on my stellated dodecahedron. 
Seeing other people engage with stuff I’ve made is one of my all time favorite things.
Here’s my gentleman friend trying on Icosahedral Veil:


and my dad in the stellated dodecahedron:

My basic conclusion is that you can’t put on anything I make without becoming instantly awkward-cute.

I think I mentioned that we had dress up day at my job? This is one of the owners trying on my stellated dodecahedron. 

Seeing other people engage with stuff I’ve made is one of my all time favorite things.

Here’s my gentleman friend trying on Icosahedral Veil:

and my dad in the stellated dodecahedron:

My basic conclusion is that you can’t put on anything I make without becoming instantly awkward-cute.

— 2 weeks ago with 4 notes
#dodecahedron  #geometry  #fiber art  #sculpture  #fabric  #Icosahedron  #Julie Eff  #CopperRiverBags 

By Susan Jamison

Drowning Dress, silk, embroidery, lead weights, 2013 

In tribute to Virginia Woolf (who wore an overcoat with its pockets full of stones and drowned herself)

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— 2 weeks ago with 11567 notes
#embroidery  #fiber arts  #literature  #virginia wolf  #susan jamison  #dress 
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So, my friend made herself into 15 foot long cardboard velociraptor with googly eyes

stunningpicture:

So, my friend made herself into 15 foot long cardboard velociraptor with googly eyes

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— 2 weeks ago with 82298 notes
Yesterday was dress-up-photoshoot day at my job. This is pretty much the only picture where I’m not making a derpy face. 
Can I just take a second here to appreciate that I’m turning 27 next month and get paid to play dress up? My middle school self would be so proud.  

Yesterday was dress-up-photoshoot day at my job. This is pretty much the only picture where I’m not making a derpy face. 

Can I just take a second here to appreciate that I’m turning 27 next month and get paid to play dress up? My middle school self would be so proud.  

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— 2 weeks ago with 2 notes
#CopperRiverBags  #Messenger bag  #accessories  #GUYSTHISISWHYIWENTTOARTSCHOOL  #laptop bag  #leather bag  #lookin fancy 

Finally setting up my new studio after being without a work space since December.

At the end of last year I moved from Portland back to Northern California, where I grew up. I spent a few shitty months living with my parents and looking for a job, but ultimately ended up landing my dream gig; cutting patterns for a small shop in the Sierras that makes bags and accessories. This move was a big leap into the unknown. I love Portland more than any place I’ve ever been, but kept getting edged out of  the interview process by more experience candidates. I miss the friends I made in school, the art scene that comes with living in a city, and the borderline-absurd Portlandia style hijinks. But I found a job I love and and am paying the same price for a two bedroom house (near what passes for a downtown here) that I was paying two years ago for a one bedroom apartment near Laurelhurst Park in SE Portland. Not to mention my studio is an ENTIRE FLOOR of the house (a moment of silence here to thank my amazing and tolerant gentleman friend). 

Basically I’m back from my accidental tumbling hiatus and will be blogging as I set up my studio, make new stuff, and generally continue to do weird stuff with fabric. 

— 2 weeks ago with 7 notes
#studio  #workspace  #fabric  #sewing  #sewing machine  #Julie Eff  #art space 

Ignore my ridiculous cat sweater. I’m not sure if I’m done with this piece yet or if I should add some beading. 

— 6 months ago with 2 notes
#julie eff  #wearable  #sculpture  #soft sculpture  #tetrahedrons 
dogsinclothes:

Lincoln looking adorable in his custom flannel shirt.

Things I learned to do this Summer: make clothes for my puppy. 

dogsinclothes:

Lincoln looking adorable in his custom flannel shirt.

Things I learned to do this Summer: make clothes for my puppy. 

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— 6 months ago with 30 notes
#Puppy  #dog  #black lab  #cute 

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Trisha Hassler shows students from PNCA how to do making sewing skills and bead work.

— 7 months ago with 4 notes
#embroidery  #sewing  #MoCC  #PNCA 
Minor art supply haul today. New sketchbook, watercolors, watercolor pencils, and some prisma colors.  

Minor art supply haul today. New sketchbook, watercolors, watercolor pencils, and some prisma colors.  

— 7 months ago with 6 notes
#art supplies  #cat  #sketch 

Shipping my first storenvy order. Goodbye Squidsmeralda!

— 8 months ago with 2 notes
#Julie Eff  #giant squid  #red  #plush  #soft sculpture