Friday, August 29, 2014

July/August 2014: Pockets Challenge Results


The challenge this time was to make a type of pocket you have never made before on any garment or purse. Jan was the issuer of this challenge so we'll start with her:

Jan


Jan used  Mary Tilton's Vogue 9035 pattern.

As you would expect from a Marcy Tilton pattern,  it has very interesting details.



Sue T.

 Once again, were are amazed Susan's productivity. She finished 3 projects:

A hanging bedside pouch.


Hanging shoe storage.


And these beautiful embroidered exterior hanging pockets
 she added to a RTW sweater.


Sue B.

Sue sewed a pocket with a circular opening.

Big Surprise! It's teal!!!

Hem detail.

Marge

Marge made pillowcases for her granddaughters with secret pockets on the inside
perfect for little girl's lost teeth or other treasures.


Cynthia


Cynthia's cute summer jacket.

It's actually two pockets: the patch pocket is open from the top and the welt from the front.

Brenda, Kathy and Sue L. couldn't make it to the meeting
and Carol and Katherine didn't make anything. Yet.

See you all in September at Nino's. Remember, this is not a regular meeting due to the Expo.















Friday, July 4, 2014

May/June 2014 Challenge: Art Challenge Results

 This challenge was to create a sewing project that was influenced by a traditional discipline of art.

Carol 

 Carol's pencil drawing of her neighbor's poppies

Color added

Pieced home-dec fabric

The finished poppies. They will be placed on a green background for a wall hanging.



Susan T.


Susan painted and stitched a floral embellishment for this straw purse.

She added some paint inside too!



Cynthia



Cynthia made these dimensional biscuits....


to embellish this jacket.

Marge




Marge loves nature. She used turkey feathers from her place up north in this landscape.


 Kathy


Kathy made some lovely flowers using Martha Stewart templates...

for her garden complete with dragonfly lights!

Jan


Jan was inspired by this article (Quilting Arts #64)...

to make this peachy peach.  She is planning a framed grouping.

Sue B.

Sue used this image as her inspiration


She rust dyed, then over dyed and stenciled this silk yardage. We can't wait to see what she makes with it!


Brenda


Brenda started with an idea from the Pattern Magic book

She drafted an oval version of the pattern... 

and added embroidered shells in the middle



you can see the depth better here.



She did this too--its the same technique Jan used--and since she completed two projects:
Brenda gets the over-achiever of the month award!!!!


Katherine



I was inspired by graffiti and architecture....

to create this fabric collage. More at my blog Room for Sewing.


This was a busy month. We deserve a break. See you in July at Sue B's.




























Thursday, May 22, 2014

May/June 2014 Art challenge

For this challenge I would like to see a project be heavily influenced by a traditional discipline of art. Be creative! Be wacky! Be out there!!!  Below are some ideas from the visual arts, but I welcome the notion to take this challenge even further into music, dance,  architecture or wherever.  Have fun!! 

Sculpture

Alexander Calder

Threads magazine 156

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Collage

Ray Johnson


Cover of: Koos couture collage by Linda Chang Teufel
Koos Van Den Akker
Rosemary Eichorn




Assemblage




Bicycle Wheel by Marcel Duchamp, 1951
Marcel Duchamp "Readymades"

Steampunk






Drawing

Rembrandt



Sharpie Stained markers


Painting


Drop Cloth fabric

Artemesia Gentileschi
Image detail for -hand painted dress
Hand painted dress


Printmaking

a
Warhol
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