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New York Fashion Week, brings a lot of interesting things in Fashion. The things that we as regular people will see in the future, but much more cheaply made in quality and price. I find a lot of inspiration in the images online, even though it is almost impossible to actually go to any of the events. Being a independent designer, I market my work in a different way, but I feel I need to bring a little more of the show stuff into my promotion.
A trend this fall is related to collage, mixed fabrics. I have always love mixing prints, I guess my quilting background. Here are two of my favorite designers Dries Van Noten and Etro. I think I need to mix it up a little.
I have many collage/mixed media artist friends, what do you think of fashions version of collage?
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Pottery and ceramics are always inspiring. I so appreciate what artist that work in clay create. I cannot do anything in that media, I have tried a few times but it is not me. My work in in textiles so I will keep to it. I met this artist at a show in February and love the texture and color she conveys in her work. It does remind me of piecing and quilting that I do in some of my work.
Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi
In preparing for my teen sewing workshops this week, I realized I am using several quilting techniques to teach the sewing skills. I have more of a beginner group this session and I have noticed that cutting and sewing straight and seam allowance can be tricky to get right and can make all the difference in fitting and putting final projects together. We are going to piece together some fabric and turn it into a large tote.
I am also putting together some pattern/templates to offer here. I have some fun ideas and hope you will enjoy.
This photo is and in process shot from a joint project I did with my friend Anne Baxter a while back. The final art quilt was damaged in the studio fire, but some good friends still purchased it for their baby room.
It is time for the next session of my Teen Sewing Classes. We had a great time in June and I want to focus on techniques to make you sewing look more polished, and offer some tricks to keep the frustration away.
Summer Sewing Workshops for Teens
I am now offering classes in my home studio.
Maximum 6 Students
3 Thursdays in August
August 11, 18, 25
This summer the classes will be a variety of sewing and fabric activities to help learn how to use the sewing machine better, cutting out patterns, appliqué, quilting, embroidery, and dying/printing fabric ideas will be included.
Classes include all fabric, and patterns for all the projects, and a snack lunch.
-Sewing Machine (please let me know if you do not have one)
-Any special sewing fabric or notions that you like to use
-Any projects you are working on and/or need help with
Cost: $60 per week
Students do not have to take all classes, but each one will have a special feature.