The Mannequin Project 2015

The PHG Mannequin Project was conceived of as a way to honor the French people of 1945 and the Portland Handweavers Guild which was started in the same year. Using the Theatre de la Mode mannequins (which can be seen at Maryhill Museum) as inspiration, Dakotah Fitzhugh sculpted and created the PHG mannequins. The 1945 outfits were made by Guild members out of handwoven cloth..

The Mannequins

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Chris Rossi

Dress
Commercial silk taffeta fabric hand-dyed with a combination of cochineal and madder, with an underskirt of tulle.


Overskirt and cape
Commercial silk organza fabric hand-dyed with fall leaves.


Hair
Mohair dyed with madder


Chris Rossi: design, dyeing & construction

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Judilee Fitzhugh, Janis Johnson & Sarah Lajoie

Skirt and jacket
Handwoven silk houndstooth


Hat
Felted merino wool with feather

Judilee Fitzhugh: design & construction

Janis Johnson: weaving

Sarah Lajoie: hat

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Ladella Williams & Sarah Lajoie

Skirt & Jacket

Handwoven cotton in modified plain weave with accents in commercial silk fabric.

 

Hat

Felted merino wool with feather.

Ladella Williams: construction, design & weaving.

Sarah Lajoie: hat

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Leanne Streit, Mandy Dorman, Sarah Lajoie & Doris Kretzschmar

Dress
Dyed and handwoven black silk in crepe weave, commercial teal silk & lace


Hat
Felted merino wool, glass beads & peacock feathers


Leanne Streit: design, hair, weaving & construction
Mandy Dorman: human hair donation
Sarah Lajoie: hat
Doris Kretzschmar: gloves

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Janet Ronacher, Barbara Stollberg & Judy Heverly

Tabard
Cedar bark and wire


Chemise
Natural-dyed silk and cotton
 

Hat
Felted wool


Janet Ronacher: weaving & construction
Barbara Stollberg: construction
Judy Heverly: project editor

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Eva Douthit & Dakotah Fitzhugh

Coat
Handwoven wool and silk twill, rabbit fur


Skirt and jacket
Handwoven cotton and hand-dyed silk pattern weft in rosepath overshot


Blouse
Handwoven shifu and silk plain weave

 

Eva Douthit: weaving
Dakotah Fitzhugh: design & construction

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Diane McKinnon & Dorothy Skea

Skirt and jacket
Handwoven hand-dyed merino / silk herringbone; peplum is commercial fabric.


Hat and purse
Wet-felted wool, nuno-felted cotton & wool, wool and mylar yarns.


Wig
Wool, silk, and mylar yarns

Diane McKinnon: Dyeing, weaving & accessories

Dorothy Skea: Design and construction.

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Judy Stewart & Doris Kretzschmar

Skirt
Handwoven silk in crepe weave


Blouse
Handwoven silk in Ms and Ws; lapel is a handwoven pebble weave band in silk and silk/yak


Accessories
Hat of handwoven blouse fabric, bag a combination of handwoven fabrics
 

Judy Stewart: weaving
Doris Kretzschmar: design & construction, hair

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Dawn Seymour, Dianne Seymour & Art by Eve

Dress
Handwoven wool in Dornick twill
herringbone with commercial trims.


Accessories

Hat of handwoven dress fabric, hand-braided leather belt, commercial trims

Dawn Seymour: design & construction
Dianne Seymour: weaving
Art by Eve: hand-dyed kid mohair donation

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Sarah Auker & Rebecca Martin

Top
Hand-stitched smocking on commercial stretch silk charmeuse fabric


Skirt
Handwoven cotton in snowflake twill


Accessories
Pygorah hair, hat of silk charmeuse with silk organza decoration


Sarah Auker: weaving
Rebecca Martin: design, smocking &
construction

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