Hello people. I have been feeling quiet, wondering how to re-engage myself creatively. I have not been feeling blog crafty for a while and would like to get in the swing of it again. So, like I did last year with the line a day project, I have decided to blog daily while working on what I will call Contemporary Boro.
Last year my friend Dana was diagnosed and died from pancreatic cancer. She was a waif of a woman and she knew how to sew clothing. On retreat two weeks back, we divided Dana's fabric stash and textile findings between our selves. This silk lined velvet wrap was among the beauties I brought back. The velvet is at the stage of disintegration. So a thought came that I could make this an exploration of the idea of pushing Contemporary Boro to the limit (with a Janis rockstar style velvet wrap), I mean, I am American, so why not use cloth from my own culture and re-create a beautiful garment and keep it going for a few years longer.
I am going to combine fabrics from my stash and used embroidery floss to secure and decorate this garment. I would like to try to make it reversible, or able to be worn both velvet in and out.
So what do you say, wanna grab a garment and embroider during the month of December? I will create a flickr group if you want to sew-along-and-share-with-me. Comment on this post to let me know if you are interested, this will be a friendly and informal fun project that will start December One, thread up your needles!
And while we are at it, raise a strong fist of strength and gratitude to Dana.