“Smocked Canopy ” Capacity 2012
The technique of smocking is not just a way of beautifying garments. Residing within the technique, and taught through it, is the value of patience, the pride of workmanship, delayed gratification, dexterity and material knowledge. Smocking, and similar techniques, become a framework for teaching. These techniques may vary from family to family, from baking a special family recipe to mowing the lawn just so, but all are tools used to help children grow up to be capable people. This transmission of capacity supersedes the original skill. With “Smocked Canopy ”, I wanted to make contemporary use of this traditional technique. Taking the smocking technique out of its traditional application, playing with scale and putting it in a contemporary relevant context.
Materials: Cotton blend stretch
Dimensions: 8’ X 8’
Custom orders available
Maiwenn Castellan has studied interior design, graphic design and special event décor and display, and is now a talented industrial designer. She is currently working for a Toronto housewares manufacturer, designing cutlery and creative packaging solutions.