Monday, February 8, 2010

Threading the Needle

On Friday I went to a "down and dirty" (their words, not mine) sewing class at Stone Mountain & Daughter Fabrics in Berkeley. I learned all the good basics on using a sewing machine. If all else fails, thread the machine a second time. In November we went to dinner with a family friend who wondered if I was interested in a sewing machine. I never expected to use it in my own artwork, but I'm so glad I said YES, since it's become integral to showcasing my prints on fabric. It's a Montgomery Ward, probably 30-50 years old, but works great. It's really heavy. Above it is artwork by friends, a pinhole distortion by Tenaya Plowman Kolar and a documentary photo by Serge J-F Levy.

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