|"Reason over Passion" by Joyce Wieland, art quilt.|
The Major thing that's been in my mind lately is sewing. Getting my sewing machine out and starting to create! I love how a simple piece of fabric can become something so amazing and magical. It's been a few years since I've actually made costumes. Last year I got married on Halloween so I spent the whole month making my hair. (My mom had made the outfit)
|Me and my husband. The hair was made from black and white yarn wrapped around eachother. I used the tutorial off of YouTube by 2gbland Part 1 and Part 2|
For all you gamer geeks out there I was TOTALLY obsessed with Tira and Soul Calibur and absolutely loved the costume idea. If I had more time I totally would have made the hat and the circle blade as well, but as usual time got away from me, but it was LOTS OF FUN anyway.
In thinking of creating stuff with fabric I decided I should share with you some Canadian Art focusing on Fabric! The piece at the top is by an artist named Joyce Wieland (she also said the awesome quote I started with), she was an amazing artist with a large variety of skills, but she really helped the contemporary movement take flight. Especially in bringing the idea of Canadian national identity and being a pioneer in bringing forth feminist issues at a time when artists were mostly male.
|True Patriot Love by Joyce Wieland|
So hopefully you will be inspired to create something with fabric and sewing, even if it's just your children's Halloween costumes!
Until Next Time!