Hosiery humans transformed out of tights

Published: 01st April 2008

Hosiery humans transformed out of tights
So often we females short-sightedly believe that tights offer nothing more than fashion and comfort - when actually hosiery can be useful for an array of artistic endeavours.

Deborah Goehring, writing for online news resource Mother Earth News, highlighted the creative potential in the old pieces of torn tights she had carefully bagged up in the hope of one day re-using.

She experimented with stuffing the hosiery with other pieces of fabric.

"Before long I found myself holding an odd little person fashioned from the piece of stuffed legwear. I went on to add arms and legs ... and decked out the 'stocking being' in homemade clothes," Ms Goehring enthused. Each to their own, Deborah.

However, the artist ended up selling her creations for a tidy sum, proving that making the most of old hosiery offers more than creative satisfaction.

Ms Goehring is not alone in finding arty ways to use old legwear. Earlier this year, British artist Robert Bowers used tights stretched over frames and coated with resin to create shapely sculptures without any need for chiselling rock.

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