I’ve been busy-notice anything new?? With a LOT of help from my long-suffering web designer I have a new look! Lisa Stambaugh, the Web Diva, of Collective Discovery designed my updated site.
Last fall as I was readying myself for Houston, all of a sudden I got a torrent of spam-hundreds a day! That buried all the real correspondence from my students and created a nightmare for me. So I am thrilled to be all buttoned up security-wise, with a whole new user-friendly, mobile-responsive layout. I hope you like it!
Finally, I can show the garments and “other fiber” items as well as give you a peek at the fabulous Fashion Show. I have pathetically few photos of this part of the show.
Denise created this funky guy from a Growing Francis pattern. I’ve never seen anything like it and all the little details were so charming and fun.
Love the title! It’s hard to see in my photo but there are lots of great details that I love on this jacket. I think she did a great job of creating a truly wearable yet artful piece.
I’ve been waiting a long time to see this piece-it was part of the Hoffman Challenge and traveled for a year. What an exquisite piece! This was not part of our show-Tonja was there as a vendor for Meissner’s Sewing. She is a master at garment construction and design as well as machine embroidery.
This just gives you a taste of all the embellishment that was done-hand work, embroidery, beading, free motion quilting. It was all very tastefully done with just the right touch of adornment.
This too was a masterpiece. It’s hard to tell from the photos but the Bali prints have been thoughtfully collaged onto the garment. Then Susan Krinks added beautiful free motion quilting. I don’t have a photo of the lining but it was beautifully collaged also-I love a fabulous lining!
All the details were so well done-nothing like ready-to-wear. Anita said that it took her two years to figure out the design and layout of her garment. It was a real masterpiece.
Our guild has always been known for its Fashion Show. We are one of the few guilds that does a fashion show every year. Unfortunately, our wearable art has been in a decline. So this year, the Fashion Chair, Duan Maynard, brought in work from another group, the Lincoln Needle Arts Group. Janet Becker narrated the show and we were blown away.
The collaboration of the two groups produced the coolest guild fashion show ever! This is the only photo I have of the show. What a fun and creative outfit this was. And you have to have attitude to wear it! I really hope wearable art makes a comeback in our guild. It is such a luxury to wear beautifully fitted, exquisite garments.