Assignment 4 – Doppelgänger

Due: March 5

Doppelgänger: (German “double walker”) is a paranormal double of a living person, typically representing evil or misfortune. In modern vernacular, the word has come to refer to any double or look-alike of a person.” (

Without thinking too hard, select an object from your life that you will replicate in cloth. Using the pattern-making skills and sewing construction techniques we’ve learned in class, make a textile doppelgänger of your object. We will use time in class to begin the patterning work. For those with very complex items, select a portion of your object to reproduce in cloth.

You can make your doppelgänger the same size, smaller or larger. Shifts in scale must be attended to—if you are re-creating a tiny porcelain figure in cloth, you must hand-sew in the small details. On the other hand, if you are going large, remember to scale up all materials—thread might become rope when sewing a large sculpture.

We will briefly share these in class, though there will not be a formal critique. Upload documentation to the class website by one week after the due date.