Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Sunday, December 28, 2014

New Girl in my Life: and a Crochet Beret for Baby

Pleased to say that I have a little granddaughter!  And so, what fun to be able to design and create clothing for her. My goal.. to have coordinating hats, as she grows. The hat you see below is crocheted in the round. This is an original design, utilizing Italian yarn. Of course, I used Garment Designer to plan the shape and size.

Here we are!


And now... an sequence of shots, while my little one decides she doesn't want to wear her new hat any longer!  Click on it for a larger view!



Saturday, December 27, 2014

It's under wraps: Holiday Gift Wrap in the Mesa College Fashion Program

My Draping students took the challenge to dress some mannequins for display in the library of our college. What a great project, and how fun the results!











Another Year, Another Tree

As has become my creative practice, each year, I build my 'creative' Christmas tree.
This year... I had most items on hand.

Ingredients:

Books, from my textile art library

Lights... some new types

Table
Then, I added a little help from a colleague and a student:
Gabe, one of my students

Meegan, a fellow Professor at Mesa College
And the result?  A book tree.
By daylight

At night, with the lights on
And a few close-up shots


Happy Holidays to all.








Friday, October 31, 2014

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Project Runway Bradon McDonald at Mesa

Yesterday, Bradon McDonald spoke at Mesa College in a joint venture between the San Diego Chapter of the American Sewing Guild and the Fashion Program at Mesa.
Bradon was a finalist in Season 12 of Project Runway.

He brought with him, garments from his final collection at FIDM in Los Angeles. He is an amazing speaker, and his message to our students was encouraging, realistic, and inspiring.

Here I am with Bradon, and below that the link to his runway show at FIDM where he showcased the clothing he brought to share with us.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPYuDmZvIdU


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Creative Hardware

While on retreat with our New Mexico group for this year's Garment Designer workshop, I came across some unique hardware-encrusted items. I am particularly interested as I've been collecting door hardware for a few years now, from various cities and countries.

These get the creative juices flowing.








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