Life on Cloud Nine

My new series of handmade textile books involves manipulating textiles to tell stories of love and loss.
Ever since I moved to Baltimore, I have noticed used and unused wedding dresses in thrift stores.  Some of these dresses stay there for months before being purchased.

Where did these dresses come from?  How did they end up in thrift stores?  Who buys wedding dresses from thrift stores?  What are their stories? 

For the next year, I will transform a few of these wedding dresses into books.  I will create original designs, poetry, illustrations, and will use various textile manipulation techniques to tell stories.