University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
School of Architecture College of Design

Wooden Dress – Found Objects

Sherry Sanden Will, Student, U of MN

This dress design uses biodegradable materials in creating visual and physical texture. This dress redefines the use of wood by reclaiming unwanted dead branches found in the woods. The wood is kept natural, leaving any bark and moss as textural elements.

The wood is cut into slices ¼” thick and a hole drilled at the top of each and are attached to an unbleached 100% cotton muslin foundation using 100% cotton thread. The fitted bodice and pencil skirt are layered with hundreds of wood slices forming a textured surface with organic curves like overlapping scales layered one on top of another.



Contact Information

Goldstein Museum of Design

364 McNeal Hall,

1985 Buford Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108

P: 612-624-7434 |

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