|Iguana sculpture by Ann Masemore|
Entries in this exhibit were displayed with photographs of the materials they transformed.
Iguana was made with 8/4 100% cotton rug warp at 10 epi for the plain weave fabric, which Ann wove on a 4-shaft Kessenich rug loom. The black ruff on the head is actually the header. The body, tail, head and legs were all cut from the recycled plastic bag yardage, machine sewn and stuffed with quilt batting.
The head includes vintage buttons, beads, and brass 2-prong paper brads. The tongue is the zipper portion of a recycled zip-closure plastic bag.
In addition to a one-year membership to the Textile Center in Minneapolis, Ann's winning entry in Re-use, Re-new Re-cycle won a basket woven from recycled Korean newspapers and filled with (naturally) re-gift items.