First, fabric passion.
Last week my studio was alive with activity. Brenda, a fellow Henhouse gal, and Denise, of ilo fabulousness, came over to cut, design and sew feverishly for a morning. We started with baked goodies and tea and coffee out on the patio. (Surrounded by my partially weeded imperfect flower garden.)
But the morning was perfect. July sunshine, chickens clucking, lambs already seeking shade at 9:30 in the morning.
Now that we established a rhythm as a trio we’ll do another sew-a-thon and hope to produce twice the goods. The productivity was catching, because I’ve been back at the sewing table cutting and sewing on some shirts and garments.
Now the paper….
I just learned of the online magazine Paper Runway and was captivated by this paper dress. It’s time to start playing with paper again.
And where fabric and paper meet—oh my.
Last week I mentioned meeting an artist after a pond swim. She specializes in clothing and has created sculptural garments with paper, bark and textiles. Really amazing work. She is Sam Talbot Kelly. Take a look at her construction and stitchery. Inspiring, intriguing.
Paper and cloth—there is no end to what can be made with these simple materials.