Sunday, September 20, 2009

Calling all Textile Artists in the Southeast, USA!

If you live in the Southeast, anywhere within about a 3 hour drive from the Knoxville or Chattanooga areas, this post is for you. All other bloggers can read this, too. You may have some great ideas to help me out. We are always looking for new ideas.
I am on the Board of Directors of our local arts council. We are planning a wearable arts fashion show that will be in November of 2010. In this show we will showcase work of knitters, weavers, crocheters, sewists, quilters, felters, jewelry makers, makers of purses, etc.... and any other type of art work that can be worn. We have had beautiful shawls, coats, skirts, bags, necklaces, scarfs, you name it, in our show.
My children's dresses and costumes have been included in the show the past couple of years.
We are looking for new artists who would like to have their creations featured in this show. There is always a big crowd. The artists will have an opportunity to sell their creations.
So, if you live within about a 3 hour or so drive of the Knoxville or Chattanooga areas and would like to learn more about this show and how you can participate just email me, and I will get more information for you.
Also, if you belong to any clubs, guilds, etc..... that would like to have a short presentation as a program next year let me know through my email. We have found that women's church groups, sororities, sewing guilds of all kinds, etc.... are sometimes interested in learning more about this show. It is the time of the year that most clubs, etc.... are working on their agendas for the coming year.

Below are four of the dresses and one costume that I made that have been in the fashion show. I'm sure I have blogged about each of these in previous posts. The first is adorned with antique laces, and was our oldest grand daughter's Easter dress one year. The second one is made from antique fabric and has a shaped lace insert (the first I ever did). This was our 3rd oldest grand daughter's Easter dress a couple of years ago.

The next two were Easter dresses for our 2nd grand daughter. The yellow is embellished with antique place mats and napkins that have little chicks appliqued on them. The green one has antique napkins incorporated into the skirt, sleeves, and as the collar.

This turtle costume is what I made for Little Man last year for Halloween.


BeeBee said...

No assistance be had, but that turtle is the cutest think I've ever seen! The dresses are beautiful, but I just love cute.

Faye Lewis said...

You are certainly a busy lady. What beautiful dresses.

window dressing said...

You have a great imagination! I can't think of anyone who can put placemats and napkins together and come up with such a beautiful creation. Beautiful wearable works of art.

Anonymous said...

Hi Julia. My b-day was September 12th. I posted it on my blog.

sonoemi said...

What beautiful dresses!
The last photo is funny :-))). A good idea and a very beautiful costume!

Trudy Callan said...

I left you an award on my blog.

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