Family Heirloom

Mercy Catholic College

Lilly Herberstein


"My major work was inspired by my Austrian Heritage gaining inspiration from the traditional dress called the dirndl. My MTP features functional features such as cultural identity, closures such as: buttons, hook and bar making it aesthetically pleasing as it is invisible to the eye, eyelets making it functional for the wearer to put on and the tie on the apron. The aesthetic features consists of: headband/ macrame, beading and laser cut flowers. The hand embroidery on the family crest, tatting, shirring, weaving and twin needling."

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"The manufacturing technique that contributed to the success of my MTP was creating my own material by weaving three different coloured bias tapes. By weaving and creating my own material for the back two panels added shape and texture to my MTP."

"The Family crest on the apron was highly embellished with different types of threads and beads. By adding embroidery and beads to the family crest it emphasised section of my crest in order for sections to stand out and to add texture and shape to the apron."

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