Thursday, May 20, 2010

A New Etsy Shop

It seems like it's been forever! I have finally opened a new Etsy shop. A new one you ask? Yes. I still have my lasfibers open where I sell my hand dyed ribbons and accessories but this last year I have been taking vintage garments and reconstructing, embellishing, altering, upcycling, and making them become new. I have sold them at a few art retreats but hesitated to list them online because they are garments that need to fit. I have spent a lot of time measuring them and trying to list the imperfections from them being vintage and specifying color in hopes buyers will understand what it is they are buying.

I created a separate shop for the upcycled and vintage garments instead of grouping everything I make (dye) into a hodgepodge. Does that make sense to you?

Anyway, I have just broken the surface of this new shop. I've listed some beautifully sweet slip dresses for sale with lots more to come. It really takes a long time to write the text (which my dear friend Jennifer was a big help) and to measure and get all the pertinent info down, to photo them and then size and crop the photos, name the garment (which my dear sister Jan assisted) because I like that these pieces get named to help tell their story.

I have a series of jackets to list but I need photos of them. I have a shoot set up next week to work with Rachel who I haven't met yet but like her work. Visit her website to see for yourself. I'm real excited about this!

Please take some time to visit my new little shop and if you come back and leave a message here at my blog I will put your name in the proverbial hat to draw a winner for this pile of my hand dyed silk, vintage crochet pieces, some dupioni shibori dyed ribbon pieces, and more. A small stash that you can take and embellish your own garment, or art book, or create something fun with. The drawing will take place on June 1st.

Be sure to leave your email or send it to me privately, some way I can contact you if you win.


Cindy Swan-Eagan said...

The dresses are pretty! Congrats!

Joanne Huffman said...

I knew they would be beautiful from what I saw in your studio in February. They're gorgeous! The photos (and models) are beautiful. Your prices are reasonable. I still want to send you a piece to do for me ...and then you can show you can work in large sizes ;~)

Cowboy Jack said...

More beautiful stuff, want a contest to win time with the artist on Current River. . .

Jennifer said...

You did a fabulous job with your etsy shop! Well done!

Anonymous said...

Your garments are beautiful!
Such a labor of love. Congratulations!