Filtering by Tag: Sweater

The Building of an Open House

Knock Knock

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Showing your artwork is a stressful event.  As an artist, opening up your studio multiples the anxiety by ten  

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When I first started going to markets I would be on the lookout for things to make that people would buy.  Simple right?? Supply and demand.  The problems that arise are also simple.  Am I a product or an artist? 

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I make things and sell them.  I am both an artist and a business woman. I love the combination of both sides of the brain.  

Day of open house

Day of open house

The truth is I love selling as much as making.  Interacting with people and telling my story never gets old.  Actually, the longer I practice my art the more enjoyable it gets  

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What is your art form?? Painting, sewing or knitting? 

how about accounting, cashier or mother of three?  Everyday life is art.   

When I open my house to the public I open my heart  

Welcome

The Gift of Color

A stash of yarn donated to Seven Threads!!! 

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I have been lucky in my art endeavours once again!  A donation of yarn left on my step.   

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I spent the evening sorting and hugging the beautiful new friends that came to live with me!!!! 

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So happy to upcycle and blend all the colors into new designs!!! 

When is a sweater not a sweater??

My favourite  type of recycled materials to work with are sweaters!!!  Thrift stores are full of them and yard sales have sweaters galor.   

This is the after!!!  

This is the after!!!  

This soft grey knit is beautiful to work with.  I decided to keep it a sweater, but completely redesigned the cut.   

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Oversized snaps added a modern touch along the shoulder and neck.   

I love sweater weather  

I love sweater weather  

Perfect with skinny jeans and tall boots!!   

All Seven Threads products are made with upcycled materials.