Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Upcycled and Repurposed Shirt Workshop

On April 22 my friend Sharon Kilfoyle hosted me to give a workshop in her studio.  There were 7 students who showed up with used shirts to cut and repurpose as a new one, scissors and sewing machines.  I showed them a design I created taking two shirts and joining them together to form a new one and then ideas for embellishments.  This style I call Gypsy Boho Swing Shirt and the instructions are included in The Gilded Journey book found in the author/editors Etsy shop here.  Or you can contact me if you're interested in hosting this workshop.

Sample Garments

Students garments from workshop
Some garments were finished and others are the basic redesigned shirts that were taken home to further embellish.  That's the thing with this style, you can add as much as you want!  Ruffles, lace, cool buttons, etc.

Bonnie Ahrens

Laurie Harper

Stefanie London

Cathy Wyss

Cindy Kilfoyle

Gunilla Murphy

Leandra Spangler

I enjoy designing shirts that can be made with used clothing instead of throwing garments away that are filling landfills and becoming a real problem in our ecosystem on this planet we call Earth.  

Reuse, Repurpose, Redesign!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Goat Hill Fair and "Charmed" Trunk Show

First I want to announce I am going to be participating in the Goat Hill Fair on May 20th and 21st!  Marcia Harmon of Cottage Jewel Antiques asked me to share her booth and I'm am truly so happy!  We will have a bohemian theme going on and should compliment each other perfectly!  We rein booth #18.

See images below from the May Day Faire to see what sort of items I'll be selling.  Of course there will be new items and other bits of vintage goodness!

The May Day Faire started out a bit slow as the weather swooped in with wind and chilliness on Saturday.  But Sunday turned out gorgeous and I can't think of a better spot to host an art event than Nancy and Steve's beautiful grounds!  Here are photos of one of my shooter vests hung on a rose bush that is not only beautiful but smells divine too (the roses that is)!

Gather Roses

Video of my booth space at May Day Faire 


Announcing "Charmed" a cottage trunk show 
June 9th and 10th
This is a first but we have plans to make it a
great event and one of many to come. Join us for happy
hour, wine and light snacks on Friday or come by
Saturday too!

Please join the following artists:

Alena Byrnes ~ talisman jewelry

Lynette Cederquist ~ jewelry: from fun to fantastic!

Sharon Kilfoyle ~ couture shibori-dyed and nuns-felted garments, accessories and scarf specialties

Lorri Scott ~ upcycled & vintage garments, hand dyed scarves, fabrics and other accessories

for more info 831-479-9455

Friday, May 5, 2017

Local Shows May and June

I'm am super busy getting ready to go set up for the May Day Faire happening this weekend.  Hope to see a lot of people stopping by!

I haven't done local shows much in the past several years.  I used to do a lot of them but after the boys were grown I had the opportunity to travel and teach at art retreats where I vended too.  Now I've slowed down on the travel but I haven't slowed down on creating so I'm back.

After the May day show this weekend I'll be joining Marcia Harmon of Cottage Jewel Antiques at the Goat Hill Fair in Watsonville on May 20th and 21st.  We'll have a lot of Bohemian wares to sell!

And then in June I am doing a show with 3 other friends at a sweet cottage in Soquel.  I will write more about these events in the next day or three (or five) but have to pack the car now and get out the door.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Spring travels

I am back from vending at Roses & Rust Vintage Market.  There were so many vendors selling the coolest stuff and the people were all super nice!  The promoters do a wonderful job, they even serve the vendors a free lunch on Friday set up day!

Now I have just a few days to get ready to travel to Missouri.  I leave on Sunday and will be visiting my friend Sharon for the week.  I was asked to present a program for the Columbia Weavers and Spinners' Guild which will be Tuesday, April 18th.  Find more info here.  Then on Sat. April 22 I am giving a workshop on reconstructing shirts to make a new one.  It's a Gypsy Boho Swing Shirt like the one published in The Gilded Journey.

After the workshop I will travel down to Poplar Bluff to visit my parents for the week and of course see my friends who still live there and take a short road trip to Current River.

After I get back home I'll be getting ready for the May Day Faire in Santa Cruz so I'm busy busy busy, but it's all good.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Roses & Rust Vintage Market

I have signed up to have a small booth at Roses and Rust Vintage Market in Anderson, Ca in April. I will be selling my upcyled garments (including my Sharpshooter Vests), hand dyed scarves and ribbon, vintage lace, trims, doilies, collars, and other vintage goodies!  

This is my first year to be part of this show.  I have heard lots of good things about it and am excited to be showing at this market!  Hope any of you vintage market enthusiasts can attend!  Click here to go to the website for more information and how to get tickets.

Past images of what my booth might look like and what I might be selling.