‘Horror’ role for TDL
Award winning costume designer, Barbara Darragh, was charged with making costumes for the second American TV comedy horror series, Ash v Evil Dead, and requested the help of the lab to replicate some vintage knitted cardigans for Ted Raimi, one of the show's guest stars. The show required multiple units of the garment to be worn by stunt doubles, which were subsequently subjected to blood and damage during the story telling of the show! TDL Senior Technician, Gordon Fraser, set to work and created a Shima Seiki knitting programme based on an original garment that was then felted and distressed to create the desired effect. ‘The whole process was a successful and happy collaboration between the two parties’, said Barbara, ‘and many thanks to the team at AUT’.