Video interview of me!

Carl Tyer of Sound Images produced this cool slideshow video interview of me.  In it I discuss my background and my inspiration for this year’s line of clothing for the Redress Raleigh Eco-Fashion Show.
http://vimeo.com/98453136

Additional photography by Elizabeth Galecke Photography. 

 

I’m teaching an “Intro to Batik” class at Ornamentea in June!!

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

June 28 class

This will be my first time teaching this… Questions during class are absolutely welcome!!!  I’ll also love some feedback after the class, for sure! Have a beautiful cool spring day!!!!! Image

 

Kim

Sneak peeks at Redress work in progress…

Just the fabric, actually… the sewing for me is gonna come later!  🙂

Silk charmeuse for some bowties:
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Fabric for a dress, probably:20140322_150656

Fabric for a dress:20140325_162921

And some silk-cotton blend for bowties:20140325_162942

Redress Raleigh Eco-Fashion Show 2014, here I come!!!!

I’m thrilled and honored to, again, be part of the Redress Raleigh Eco-Fashion Show!!!  It’s a fun show, organized by the wonderful ladies of Redress Raleigh, and has a great following!
It will be at Cobblestone Hall at City Market in downtown Raleigh, May 30.  There will also be a marketplace there.

To show you just a glimpse of what has inspired me for this upcoming collection…
My friend, Robin Thomas, recently took this gorgeous and inspiring photo of her view during a plane flight up north.
I’m always in awe of the color and pattern that presents itself in nature, whether it is a great big view such as this one, or the teeny-tiniest flower in among the moss.  This is what moves me.

Robin_lake photoNow, go get tickets for the Redress Raleigh fashion show!!!

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All within less than two weeks…

On December 1, I’m moving into a studio space in the VERY cool Carter Building on Glenwood South in Raleigh.  I will be sharing the space with a marvelous painter, Julie Cardillo.   The specific address is 22 Glenwood Avenue, Studio 11C.

We will even have our own door right off of Glenwood Avenue!!  So, you can’t get lost inside the building (which is super packed full of fantastic artists, including Zass Design, Lucky Accessories, and Metamorphosis Metals.

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So, the following weekend is a HUGE final push for me before the end of the year!!  I will be celebrating my first FIRST FRIDAY in our studio on December 6.  More details when we iron those out, asap…

Then on December 7, I will be at the wonderful Elf Fair at the Artscenter in Carrboro!!!  Last year was the first time I’ve participated in it, and I had a really awesome time!!  Carrboro is always a great and creative town to poke around in, anyway!!

OK… Then finally, on December 8, I will be in Raleigh for the 21st Annual Boylan Heights Artwalk!!  I will be on the porch at 410 S. Boylan Street!!  My porch-mate for the day will be Janet Harriman of Harriman Jewelry.  Her work looks wonderful.  I am looking forward to meeting her!

Yes.  That is going to be QUITE the weekend!!!  I’m looking forward to new project ideas and expanding to having my work in other cities.

2014 is going to be EVEN better than 2013 has been!!  That’s saying a lot!!


Kim