Tracy Stilwell guided me through my first real sewing adventure. I have sewn paper, bits of fabric, even a tote, but never on any clothes I could wear. While we talked at the start of class I realized I had some serious sewing issues. Did home economics class in high school scar me? Apparently. I was intimidated by patterns, deciding which stitch, would it hold up in the wash, etc. After a day with Tracy I realized it is just another medium like paint! A whole new world opened up for me. I chose to do a face because I have had limited success with painting faces. I thought that while I have a teacher with me I’ll try the hard stuff. I truly love this face. I feel so much more comfortable with faces now. Thanks Tracy!
I started with an old paint shirt that I had rubber stamped years ago with Stazon ink. I started creating the face on the back. I started with the basics and Tracy guided me on how to create more interest with layers of fabric.
Very cool!-So Stazon ink is machine washable? I’ve been wondering what to use. Thanks for sharing 🙂
I wash it. It did fade a little bit, but that was several years ago. I find most things are washable – at least most paints and inks stain my clothes and are impossible to wash out.
that is the cutest idea ever!! you could even re-use your creation by photographing it and printing it out and using it for a journal page, ala pam carriker!! i hope you make more of these!!
WOW!!!! Love that face and thanks for the idea on sewing art onto some of my clothes!!! Where has my brain been? I’ve sewn for years.
What a wonderful piece! I love it!
This is SO cool!! I love it. Thank you for your sweet comment today. 🙂
I had read all the way to the bottom of the page, before I realized that i had not left a comment. What an AMAZING experience you have had to have taken some of those classes! I truly believe they would have had to pop my eyes back in had I seen some of those sights and or had the chance to learn with Tracy or Jodi or Sue. Sans missing the Peter Max exhibit, you are having the experience of a life time! Congrats and remember to silence the critic within and just have fun! 😉
Oh wow I love your blog. I couldn’t figure out if can follow your blog. I will try again tomorrow.
Hi Carol – thank you so much for visiting my site and leaving a comment. I love all the interesting people I connect with every time I Crusade!
This face is amazing. I cannot believe you had never done one before. Holy smokes, what a terrific result, I”d never know you were a beginner!!
And I think the word “trust” is so fitting… how you weren’t trusting yourself in the beginning and now look — Amazing!!
This is a.w.e.s.o.m.e.!!!! Love EVERYTHING about it!
Thank you for visiting my blog for PPF! I have really become excited joining.
Your message sure gave me “hope”.. and joy!
I thank you for that. I needed a good ‘shot in the arm”..!
I have been reading your postings here on your website, and see some awesome work! I understand most of your feelings you discussed. I am just so happy that you are continuing.. ART HEALS! It put a smile upon my face.. Love the last one you did too!♥ Darlene .. aka.. A Dancing Mango
What a beautiful and colorful blog you have! I really enjoyed the last few posts.