Thursday, 19 July 2012

I see you ain't a playa, you ain't ballin, And I don't even care who the hell you call in..

This week we have mostly been crushing, sticking and painting on ping pong balls. Well actually we've finished that malark now and this is what we have to show for it. Not for day to day wear mind, but for those sporting occasions that require a little more finery. 

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Ping-pong, sit and think for a while

We've been commissioned by Ping England to make a couple of ping pong ball gowns. Ping England is a cool organisation who put ping pong tables up in cities around the UK - London, Bristol, Sheffield, etc. It's about community and sports and being healthy, which are all good things! Anyways, they are having a couple of special ping pong balls during July at Canary Wharf and Kings Cross in London, and there you will find our dresses on display. Here's some pictures of me working on the dresses (whilst watching Lord of the Rings):

Emily did a lot of the sewing, whilst I did a lot of the drawing. Each ping pong ball has been "hand finished" - either painted or drawn on, and then squashed. The balls were then added to the dress with a glue gun, which hurts a lot when you accidentally burn yourself - Emily will tell you! She had a massive blister on her wrist...

No pictures of the second dress yet, but I'll post them in a few days or so...