Friday, September 19, 2008

Renegade Militant Seamstresses

The Renegade Militant Seamstresses met yesterday to start on their raw edge collage sweatshirt jackets.
We'll finish at our October gathering.

This is a lively, enthusiastic group with lots of creative ideas they are willing to share.


Since we were at first to have only one session to work together, I prepared three pages of instructions and four pages of extremely artistic diagrams. Watch out, Leonardo!



Writing up the instructions was made easier with the magic of spell check which found all the places I had inadvertently typed "swearshirt." Freud is looking into this situation.



These are some pictures of the works in progress.


You can see the differences in fabrics and colors the Seamstresses chose.



Sometimes we just needed a little caffeine.

Not quite so classic black and white:


Everyone has a month of homework before we come back in October to finish the jackets.

To see the intended result, look at some of my earlier posts.

2 comments:

Tracey N. said...

WOW that looks like a LOT of work! I truly admire anyone who can create such a beautiful thing out of little pieces of fabric! I dont know how you do it! I wanted to pop over and say thank you for the kind comment you left on my blog! Cant wait to see what you come up with! Tracey

mariasangel said...

how cool is that?? i really need to find some people to do things with like that! LOL! Thank you for the posts to my blog and your generous compliments! It took me forever to bead my letters--i couldn't even imagine the amount of time and work it takes to create a beautiful encrusted piece like yours! love the colors and the feeling of movement!--Maria