A nice girl from a lace collar town…

by jennine on April 23, 2008

Inspired by wedding cakes and fairy tales, 3-D textile designer Katherine Wardropper makes for beautiful textile jewelry resembling Elizabethan ruffs.

“Using a developed ‘Sculptural Fabric Technique’ and the search to conjure up a sense of the ‘marvelous’ and ‘extraordinary’ into everyday life, Katherine carefully hand constructs 3D patterns to create both decorative ‘Wearable Art’ and ‘Sculpture’ pieces.”

These pieces remind me a bit of the Gothic Lolita style, but hmm… as long as this idea has been gestating inside me, I’m wondering if it’s something to be integrated into everyday wear…

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susie_bubble April 23, 2008 at 6:28 am

Yes to the ruffs please!

susie_bubble April 23, 2008 at 6:31 am

Just to add that I’m so happy I can comment here again at work…two days ago, it kept on saying The Coveted was a ‘phishing’ site and IE kept on crashing… terrifying stuff…

winnie April 23, 2008 at 8:09 am

Wow what haunting images, those ruffs are awesome!

oluchi April 23, 2008 at 9:05 am

the last one are probably the most wearable. i would love a shirt with the second type of ruffling cascading down and around where the collar and buttons should be.

Sabrina April 23, 2008 at 10:20 am

The collars are so stunning!

Poochie April 23, 2008 at 11:38 am

I’ve had her site bookmarked for a while. The pieces are just stunning, although I’m sure they’re out of my price range.

But I *ahem* covet them!


stacy April 23, 2008 at 4:03 pm

It’s striking. I love it.

UND April 23, 2008 at 4:47 pm

Beautiful, I especially love the one in the middle thank you for bringing this artist to my attention.

meli April 24, 2008 at 12:34 am

these are super!
would go perfect with my bow lace fingerless gloves, watcha out boys!!

jennine April 24, 2008 at 6:23 am

ooh bow lace fingerless gloves… they sound divine!

The Fashion Assistant and her Camera April 24, 2008 at 7:46 am

love the ruffles!!!!


kim April 25, 2008 at 10:52 pm


MizzJ April 28, 2008 at 10:29 pm

These are gorgeous but I can only imagine the strange looks I would get if I walked into my stuffy office wearing one these!

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