Whew! I have been catching up with semi-cleaning the house, running errands, and taking naps since the Redress Raleigh weekend…. After designing for the Eco-Fashion Show on Friday, May 30, and attending the wildly-interesting and fun Redress Eco Fashion & Textiles Conference (EFTC) the next day!!
My SPECTACULAR (and super sweet!) models are (left to right):
Mollyann Russell, Nancy Tom, Lizza Igoe, Sarah Tector, Laura Wyker, Charla Hodges, Borys K. is standing in front of me, Lindsay K. Saunders, Madeline T., Rae S., Caitlin Palmieri, Colleen Ann Guest, and Emmie Banks
Yes!!! Finally, I got my act together, and I’m going to teach a little Intro to Batik class at Ornamentea in June!
The class dates are June 10 and June 28. The project(s) is to make 1 or 2 (*depending on each person’s personal pace*) 11-inch silk handkerchiefs. They have a hand-rolled hem, so they can stand alone as a pocket square, or you could put it in a little frame. You could also make a decorative pillow!!
It’s a good starting point to get everyone familiar with how Batik is made, and some of the tools you can use to create something unique and your own!! Materials are provided.
We’ll be using soy wax, fiber-reactive dye, tjanting tool, brushes, and some other do-dads I like to experiment with!
Space is limited, and you can sign up online. Here are the links to the two class dates: June 10 class
I will, once again, be a featured designer for the Redress Raleigh Eco-Fashion Show!! It will be on Friday, May 30, from 6-8. There will also be a marketplace on the same site (across the cobblestone) from 5-9. You can buy eco-fashions from me as well as other lovely designer-artists.
I’m thrilled to say there will be a surprise fun garment in Leopold Designs’ lineup on the runway!!! I don’t want to spoil the surprise, but I’m excited!!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE The Handmade Market, which is going on in Raleigh tomorrow… but I will be at this event tomorrow, for a change o’ pace!!
Bring your family to Downtown Wake Forest for the 34th Annual Meet in the Street Event on May 3 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. A fun filled day awaits with live music, great food including local food trucks, local and professional performances, high quality hand-made arts & crafts, a Children’s Village for kids with inflatables, free crafts, face painting, and many more community partner activities. Check out http://www.wakeforestnc.gov/meet-in-the-street.aspx for more info.
Come one, come all!! Tell a friend!!
I will be at the Rock & Shop Market on Saturday (THIS SATURDAY!!).
At The Durham Armory, from 11-5.
The address is 220 Foster Street, Durham… Across from the Carolina Theater.
I’ve been making TIES!! Yes, stuff for men to wear!! And I think it’d be pretty darn chic if us ladies wore some bowties, too… Think: Annie Hall…..
There will be SO many wonderful creators, as well as a music from Saints Apollo, Naked Gods, and The Lollipops!
It’s going to be fun!!