I had my first lesson in dying fabric. And by lesson, I mean I read some blogs and just tried it out. I’ve got the blue fingers to prove it.
First tip: wear gloves….the whole time
I found these blog posts really helpful:
I used some extra IKEA fabric I had as test swatches to find the right colors and used DYLON dyes. I was able to use the aqua and pink as they were but mixed to get the right shade of lime.
The results are far from perfect. But it was so fun working with my hands again. And really, I kind of felt like a dip dying bad ass.
I’m a little late to the party in actually putting this on the blog, but Pattern State is going to be published! When I first got the news I think I jumped up and down for about 10 minutes straight.
Artist, Kristi O’Meara did a kickstarter to fund this book. Its such an awesome project and I’m super honored to be a part! You can pre-order a copy of “PATTERNBASE: A Collection of Contemporary Textile + Surface Design” here.
These are the 2 pieces that will be featured in the book:
Batastic available through Society6 and Rabbit Run in Taupe available through Spoonflower.
And Thanks again to Kristi, can’t wait to see the results of all your hard work!
My first solo sewing day and the most ironing I’ve ever done in my life. Is it possible to be sore after sewing for 9 hours straight…I’m just asking for a friend.
Many thanks to Fashion Vignette for including my work. Artist Jen Gassiraro has been doing a really cool series where she features art, design, home, and style images. Check out the series on Fashion Vignette. And check out Jen’s amazingly beautiful art on her site.…awwwwww paint!
image via Fashion Vignette
It’s been stuck in my head for a while now and I finally sat down last night and did it….cats! My kid saw my sketches this morning and declared “that’s a really good drawing mommy!” Melts my heart….in floating cat heads goodness. I did a fabric version in neutrals and as a print in this great jade coloring.
And good news! Society6 is offering free shipping on prints and iphone cases….perfect time to treat yo’ self!
copy this promo code: http://society6.com/PatternState?promo=7d47c8
The link will take you straight to the Pattern State shop with free shipping enabled. The cattery can be yours!
Guys, I did it! I sewed a pillow with a real zipper and everything. It’s totally legit! Much thanks to the teachers and classes at MAKE. Seriously, go here if you want to learn to sew! Also a huge thanks to my friend Rozie for helping me iron yard upon yard of fabric. And to her dog Uma for breaking in my first pattern state pillow and making it look at home and adorable.
A box full of fabrics fresh from spoonflower and sewing class so I can learn how to make some magic happen