ACANTHA - Junk Kouture
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Ursuline Secondary School, Thurles, Co. Tipperary


Genevieve Keane


Michael English

Design Description

Christianity is the theme of this outfit. Inspired by St Patrick the theme is represented here by Patrick’s Acanthas leaf & the holy cross in the outfits corset, cape & bag. The corset is made from potato sack, the skirt is curtains, cape is loom woven wool using Donegal yarns and embroidered staircase carpet. The collar is handmade fabric roses painted with Indian ink. The bag is made from sheep wool felted into a bag with curtain paper mache & lace sewn atop in layers & using staircase carpet embroidery. The heels are sprayed gold with applied gold leaf and finished with handmade rose.


Made from potato sack, wool yarns, embroidered staircase carpet, sheep wool, table cloth, lace curtains and metal boning.