The tattoo sheets are coming out in mid-September 2017, but you can pre-order now. Sale price is in Swedish Kroner: 60 Kroner (approx $10, £7.50) – but I don’t know details and costs of shipping. I suggest you head over to her website or facebook page for details.
Reader, I was about to tuck into some toast when I found her designs and the result was cold toast and jaw dropped. I think she has got a winner on her hands – or arms – here. (In this picture she is wearing a mix of both style sheets, so if you want the exact same look, you have to buy both.) Tian is a woman of good styling, as the first few comments I read were (like myself) keen to know just where she got the shirt, which she has rolled up in the first picture! If you are keenly enjoying her stylings as well as art, she does have a Pinterest account – for yet further awesomeness.
Emma Ginnever produces just such beautiful jewellery – some of it bespoke for weddings, much of it just gorgeous gifts…. for others, or for yourself, depending on the amount of love and bank balance you have.
if any of the above should happen to fall under my Christmas tree, with my name on them well, they wouldn’t be turned away…
Zero Waste Daniel is a brand who take the material scraps thrown away by clothes manufacturers – and stitches them together into new garments, for sale.
Yes – I know – it’s called patchwork. It’s been done by cost conscious mums down the centuries trying to eke out the life of a garment with patches, or make a new outfit from the salvaged parts of older garments which had worn through in places. Hippies in the 1970s brought in a wave of patchwork clothes, and now a new generation even happier with clashing patterns, is discovering the delight of making the most of resources, trying not to throw away any raw material.
What I like about this story
I love that Daniel had made a heart-based decision to give up on the pressured unreal evening garment industry – but that at that point, he found a new purpose.
The new purpose wasn’t a million miles away from his existing skills and vocation, it was simply a new way of doing it. More productive and less waste.
… but he wouldn’t have found the new without being willing to let go of the old way
The workers in the story are given a living wage.
The garments are made to order exactly to your measurements (via online or in the store)
the clients get to meet those sewing their outfit
there are “mosaics” available – portraits of famous people made out of cloth fabrics
it is carried out with style – it takes a keen design eye to piece together contrasting fabrics
See a little bit more, right here:
Kaffe Fassett on knitting with wide range of yarns, previous post at http://bit.ly/2x41bDq
Fabric as truth teller – Quilting patchwork – in previous post at http://bit.ly/2uOWrAN
I’m feeling inspired – how can I start sewing a Quilt?
You can have the world at your feet….. or take the weight of the world off your feet… with this pouffe.
Hot air balloons, butterflies and rivers are just some of the intricate patterns on this pouffe designed by Kristjana Williams.
Picture from maker’s website: https://www.kristjanaswilliams.com
One of her largest scale commissions was a theatrical light projection for the Rio Olympics – for the beach fronted hotel Belmond Copacabana Palace. Inspired by mapmaking and butterflies, it raised a spontaneous “wow” of delight and applause. Before it appeared, there were butterfly balloons and kites given out on the beach. (see a glimpse of it in this brief and beautiful one minute video).
Inside the hotel also contained more of her work, behind the reception desk and concierge desk:
If you’d like to see more of Kritjana’s work – or even, buy some – her website is: