Work is going well. The fabric store has given me some great connections and has become quite the conduit for freelance work. From couch cushions, to slipcovers, clothing, costumes, drapes, pillows, car roof liners, vinyl bar stools and more…
I’m glad I invested in an industrial machine! Here’s to more and more work! Also, wish me luck everyone… I just went in for a casual interview with a vintage interiors place! Could be something real special if it works out!
So.. here’s a spattering of the pantseses I’ve been making…
and here’s a hint at what i’m wearing tonight… to BAM Ignite. Supposedly the Bellevue Art Museum (yes, Bellevue; where the zombie apocalypse is most assuredly gonna happen, if not start) is hosting a dance party in honor of the High Fiber Diet show currently up. I’ve been told that it will be “a fun night and a huge gathering of all the fiber-wearable art-fabric junkie folks in the northwest. Our tribe will be in full force that night.”full pic to come…tmrw, so check back!
If you haven’t heard.. I got my 1st job here in Seattle It took all the calm I could muster to get through the 2 months of searching/ rejections. Pratt Fine Art Center said no, Madison Market teased me then said no, countless teaching, reception, server and even translator positions turned me down…
I almost changed my name to something a bit easier to “digest”… like Smith or John Doe.
But.. this is a hint at what I am doing for a J . O. B. now.
And though it is not (yet) in the classroom proper it is “Where Creative Dreams Come True”. Pacific Fabrics and Crafts. This is on my route there, towards the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains! Into the industrial district within SODO (south of downtown). When the sun is out this is even more AMAZING!!
Yup! The very place I found my upholstery fabrics for that chair that I promise to get to. Apparently it started out as Pacific Iron and Metal Company way back in 1917, primarily as a recycling center and eventually incorporated the rags and ends from the local mills.
The Iron and Metal Company is still going strong as I hear them clanging about down there. Big props to Jules Glant!
Here’s the front half of the store… it’s impressive and large with the original wood floor (which is why I shall soon be getting some fancy-shmancy orthopedics). That color scaled wall is but a bit of the insane amount of quilter’s cotton we have. from marshmallows to paisley to peacocks
Here’s a new blue rounder that some genius put together.. kind of a mini collection. I touch it daily! Our florals as well are cuteEvery few months the staff does a project to feature a new something something. This month it is a new book called “Modern Blocks” . Here’s the first installment. Can you guess which are mine?I personally hit the Wool and Linen Remnant Tables regularly and would advise you all to not overlook the rolls of “Fashion”
Then here’s some Raglan shirts I am making for myself :”) Not normal for here is what I am going for! Extra points for not blending in!! I also made a pair of shorts for the one on the far left!