Searching my Fleabag for some creative direction ✨
My imagination has been running wild lately with ideas of what to make next, which is both good and bad. It’s great to feel that inspiration to create new things but I also feel really confused by what my ‘signature style’ is or should be. One day I want to make a wall hanging, the next day I want to make a bag, the next I want to make a rug.. I just can’t pick one thing and stick to it!
If you haven’t had a chance to visit yet, definitely try and make it to @Gallery76_QueenSt by Saturday to check out the gorgeous #Duality exhibition by @crossingthreads 💙 Cannot overstate what a pleasure it’s been having them at the gallery - will miss having their beautiful work up to enjoy everyday! See you at Gallery76 - 76 Queen St, Concord West, 2138.
This video got some hate but mostly love- and that’s all we care about here! My whole point: LOVE YO SELF. All your art is beautiful babes. Also this doesn’t mean to drop out of art school- I got two degrees and have my dream job just means some advice ain’t always good advice.
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I'm loving this boho jewelry set chosen by a customer. The rainbow necklace and matching plum crown tassels 😍 Made with 100% cotton fibers!
I read Paradise Lost as a teenager, and the most compelling scene for me was when Satan rose up from the ground in Hell, raised his arms, and proceeded to shoot fire from his fingertips. Now, I am not Christian, but that scene has certainly stuck with me.
Fast-forward to now, trying to thrive as a queer person in fucking Utah: this coat is something I am creating in the spirit of badass queer and marginalized folks in general who are "going to hell" for trying to self-actualize and heal and do things like demand accountability and protect and advocate for themselves. This is for the people who have learned to unapologetically walk through this world and fight for themselves and others. Maybe this coat is your phoenix feathers. Maybe it reflects the warm fire you maintain within. Maybe it just attracts the right people and repels the wrong ones (we can hope). Regardless, this is created with love, anger, and celebration.
𝐁𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐬𝐨 𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐝!
I want to share with you one of the biggest realizations of my life!
𝐁𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐝!🤷♀️
This is a story I might divide in more than one post...it is seriously big what I learned that morning.....
I was just 11 years old.....just a happy girl....
I took my dog for a walk in the fields next to our little farm,I went with my friend and her new adopted doggie!!!
We decided to let the dogs run free,this might sound crazy but, in Spain,in the farm fields and that time ago....this was absolutely normal🤷♀️
But her new puppi decided to run away, so our little girl mind thought my expertise dog will bring him back or,at least find him🤷♀️
Shortening the story , she found him!💥 we run to try get him, but jumped over little farm gates and, it happened!.....
I felt in a strange position and, pain cane suddenly...it was incredibly intense,like something I never felt in my life before!
It ran from the hand all the way to my shoulder and across down my chest! I opened my eyes and I saw what happened😱
My elbow was totally broken,my bones were sticking out from inside part of my arm...I had to hold my arm by my wrist to get up!😱
I was concerned I didn’t want to cry....I was rather curious of the pain experience but, most of all....how it was possible I could see my bones out of my skin, how they can be broken, and how they will be fixed!
For my 11years old mind this was fascinating!!it was true! My mom have told me so many time𝐬:”𝐁𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐝”
........I will tell you what happened after, when I run back home and told my mom what happened!!things after that just got even more interesting for me....and surely this 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐝 𝐦𝐲 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫
what it is one big lesson from your childhood you still remember??
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‘Rewild’ a gorgeous handwoven triptych by @crossingthreads - On display at Gallery76 until this SATURDAY! ‘Rewild’ utilises recycled materials such as plastic bags, as well as hemp, linen, bamboo, merino wool, organic Egyptian cotton and upholstery offcuts. In the work, the artist pieces together remnants of the synthetic world by repurposing plastic mailing bags to create a new identity. These man-made materials are juxtaposed alongside bushy hemp and linen, which pierce through the tightly woven plastic and spread their wings, exploring the primal desire to be untamed! Don’t miss getting up close and personal with ‘Rewild’ @Gallery76_QueenSt
Picking up where I left off with the (very abridged) story of how tufted carpet came to be.....As I said, it was all started when a 15 year old girl named Catherine Evans Whitener hand made a chenille bedspread to give as a gift. People saw what she had created and they wanted one as well. As demand grew, she developed a way to transfer her designs onto the cotton backing (using a tin lid and grease from meat skin no less) and taught her neighbors and other people in the area how to hand tuft/sew the spreads. A cottage industry was born. Others in the area also started businesses creating the bedspreads and mills shifted to support their needs with dye house, etc. One story I found especially inspiring was about a lady named Dicksie Bandy and how she rode the train north with a bedspread determined to sell to the big city department stores. She got off in Washington, D.C and went to the first big store she could find and walked out with an order for 400 spreads...and then sold 200 more in Baltimore! And then decided she better head home a figure out how they were going to make all these new orders. Just imagine how brave she had to be?! and we get freaked out about sending an email or going to a meeting without google maps? pssh we are babies! They went after it!.
One of the popular spread designs included different variations of a peacock motif. They even named a section of Highway 41 "Peacock Alley" because the roads used to be lined with tufted bedspreads hanging outside family's homes for sale to passerby. I was thinking of all this when I created these commissions. An abstraction of this pattern in honor of my hometown’s story.
.more carpet story soon! .
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Our quilted pieces is perfect for curtains, upholstery wall covering and soft furnishings too! Fabric by the piece/yard. For trade inquiries DM me. Please share with a friend.
YES, we do dye leggings and other products! 🖤💙💚 We are currently working on sourcing a more sustainable, more comfortable, and fire safe cotton legging! This pair is a gradient of sage green to black 🌱
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I asked & y’all said yes!
Here’s a timelapse for your Tuesday. I’m spending the day inside, having a much needed movie marathon with my hunny. Any suggestions?
This muted, calming pink can pop up any home decor. The amazing Jessica at @cottonandtree has already incorporated our dusty rose into her space. Isn't it lovely?
It'll be back in stock in few weeks so stay tuned if you want to grab one or two rolls, it's a limited edition! 🙂
Our soft cotton string 4mm comes from high quality recycled cotton of the garment industry. You're giving a second life to a material that otherwise would be waste ♻️ It comes in a big 1673 feet spool and an affordable price 👌
It's a recycled, recyclable and compostable wonderful fiber. Get it in dusty rose or any other beautiful color 🌈
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DMC Embroidery Thread Palette: Friends In High Places
🎨 PALETTE ID: SPA0216
Floss color inspiration for cross stitch and embroidery projects.
🧵 Thread colors used 🧵
⟼ DMC 3052 / Medium Green Gray
⟼ DMC 892 / Medium Carnation
⟼ DMC 162 / Ultra Very Light Blue
⟼ DMC 648 / Light Beaver Gray
⟼ DMC 3790 / Ultra Dark Beige Gray
⟼ DMC 3021 / Very Dark Brown Gray