Francisca Prieto’s meticulous paper folding series, Between The Folds, is very reminiscent of an old crafting technique that was predominantly popular among the housewives of the past. It involved layerings of fabrics sewn into squares and carefully cut from the uppermost fabric to the base. This method was used for cushions, and would portray a slight peek-a-boo transition of colors and elements within each “window.” While highly shunned in the fashion industry for its popularity in the craft world, Priesto’s paper folding series brings this aged method back to life with procession of progress in the folds and reveals of the prints hidden inside. From birds, to flowers, to maps, to motifs, her representation of an otherwise dying method in sewing has created a flutter in the art scene.
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