Passion and Paper, and Fabric too

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.

Scissors got busy as the caffeine gave us a jolt and we created five textile covers for composition books in no time. Two are on the shop and the others will go to Zuzu’s in Norwich, Vermont.

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.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. saM tK
    Aug 09, 2011 @ 12:51:45

    Wow! thanks! the images look lovely on your blog. You have captured a terrific harmony of text and image which creates an easy feeling of “I could just read this all day long”…I really like your style. Thanks for sharing. Now I can try to capture you in my own way, stay tuned!


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