Fortunately I have had several sales of my silk painted scarves and shawls. While looking for color inspiration I found all these lovely items. Enjoy and have a great short week. The holidays are approaching ever more quckly.
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New pieced fabric shawls. Orders going out, but will have some available for the Holidays.
I really love this plaid fabric ruffle.
I love this designer Gudrun Sjoden, so colorful, comfortable and stylish. She uses models of all types and ages and her company in “green.” I have been working in black/white with pops of color so I love the tunic look in the top photo.The jacket below is a perfect example of Kantha style quilting. My students are working on a piece using this technique. I am looking at making a light coat jacket this year, this one is a great inspiration.
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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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I have been paint tiles for a couple of weeks now for a big order, I can finally see the end, so I am back to sewing a fashion. A 40 piece order of bags and scarves, and since it will be fall/winter, a new color palette. I am adding a Autumn Red, as well as the Dark Teal, Chocolate Brown, and a Golden Maize, to my base color group.
I do love the Chambray/Denim Blues with the Reds in this photo, and I do have a group of blue fabrics, maybe a new addition.
Alabama Chanin Collection
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.
I have really been into bold prints lately. I like clean lines and a more modern style overall, but I will always love the prints. And since I am a textile designer, I am always on the lookout for inspiration. It seems like a lot of younger designers tend to go for solids and neutral colors, I was surprised to hear a Project Runway contestant say they had never used prints.
Marimekko has been around for a long time, and are have a great resurgence. The colors a huge prints are so great for fashion as well as home design. The are so mod and colorful but also fresh for today, we all need a little brightness in our stressful world these days..
What do you think? Lets let our real personalities out.
1. Marimekko, 2. marimekko, 3. totally awesome piece of Marimekko fabric from CraftyTurtle1, 4. Merimekko
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.
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The summer is hot, and fashion is hard in this weather, especially if you are over 25. No short skirt or shorts no halter tops. Since I work at home now, it is easy to let “comfortable” to into frump. I made a couple of things for the show, and now am working on some t-shirt restyles to wear while I work. Your family still sees you everyday.
Recently, I found this great web site “Advanced Style” show casing great creative style from women in NYC. The do have the luck of being in a big city, but I still think everyone should look stylish no matter who or where they are, it keeps you spirits up. My grandmother had great style in rural Kentucky. These ladies are wonderful, I hope I will be this great as the years come on.
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