Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Bill Cosby's Art Quilt Sweaters

How fun is this? You can vote for your favorite Cosby sweater!  . When this show aired, in the 1980s, I was not yet a quilter. Now, looking back at the collection, I can see that many of them are very quilty indeed, especially those in the lower right quadrant, in the "The Pullover" department. (This one, for example, anticipates Gees Bend by 20 years!)

Here's a Miro:

There's a fascinating interview with the Dutch designer here: . As his sweaters suggest, he's quite the character! 

Update: An informed reader steered me toward a book by the Dutch designer, Koos van den Akker. I'm definitely ordering one! http://www.abebooks.com/Koos-Couture-Collage-Inspiration-Techniques-Paperback/6587631180/bd

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