Featherings: Challenge 1 of #ProjectBashTheStash…

I am so excited! Welcome to week #1 of #ProjectBashTheStash!

A quick review

  • This project developed out of my concern for the environment, healthy spending habits, humane treatment of employees in the fashion industry, a developing love of slow fashion, and a desire to bash my own stash of fabric!
  • I will issue a challenge on Fridays. Each challenge will have a general theme
  • Utilizing your personal stash of fabric, yarns, beads or whatever, create a concept garment, piece of jewelry, quilt, or whatever is your art form to express both the challenge theme and your point of view as a designer
  • You are to post a photo or illustration or both of the concept and materials to Instagram under the #ProjectBashTheStash by the next Thursday evening no later than midnight.
  • Please also respond to this post with your info.
  • You may create your concept or ideate it. If you are like me, you work a gazillion hours and posting an idea/illustration/photo will be challenge enough 😊
  • There is no prize, just the fun and satisfaction of seeing what we can actually create with what we already own.
  • You can purchase thread, zippers, buttons, snaps…
  • You may use an existing pattern, adapt an existing pattern, or design your own.

Are you ready? Here is your first challenge:

Falling Leaves

  • Use the beauty of the outdoors of this season of autumn [see the images below] as your inspiration to create and design a garment, accessory, piece of jewelry, quilt, or whatever your art is.
  • You may utilize the actual images, colors, or natural elements as well as having these serve as a “Jumping off” inspiration point
  • Be sure to include a photo or illustration of the “finished” concept as well as a photo of the primary materials
  • Briefly describe your particular inspiration and any construction/process/creative pieces that would be of interest

Shall we?

autumnyellow treered treeNovemberautumn oct a

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I am a fabric artist and a professional minister in the Catholic Church. I am married for 40+ years to a most fabulous man. We have 4 adult children, 2 daughter-in-laws ( who we also consider to our children!) and 4 grandbabies. I love to weave, paint silk, sew and design garments for myself; bead, read, write and color. I am also a spiritual Companion/Director and have a special place in my soul for women who are healing and in need of healing from trauma and abuse. I love coffee, quiet reflective prayer time at my kitchen table and long walks to breathe in the Holy Spirit. I would like to learn how to spin yarn and will someday create a spun, hand dyed/painted, beaded, woven fabulous garment of peace!

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