Sew Expo

This is a crafting post rather than my usual watercolor sketching topics.  However, there is a connection to watercolor sketching!

Yesterday I went to Sew Expo with 2 friends.  All photos are here.

I came across a booth demonstrating how to use Inktense pencils to decorate fabric with a watercolor look.  I have a small set of pencils given to me at Christmas that I’ve not yet used. They work on 200 count Southern Belle cotton fabric just as they would on paper.  Once it is dry, it is permanment.  I bought a yard of the fabric and will probably first make and decorate a scarf with this technique.  I found the company website and the description of how they use the pencils.

I bought a couple Folkwear patterns and attended their fasion show.  I do love Folkwear!

Current owner of Folkwear, Kate Mathews  (see more in the “about” ).  I learned that after many years of corporate ownership, Folkwear is now back in the hands of a creative woman.

Lars, from Birch Street Clothing has a vest made of an actual pattern piece.  He sells Folkwear Patterns.

Earlier this week I made 7 pillowcases to donate to the Pillowcase Patrol.
They give them to Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in Tacoma.  They are also part of the Million Pillowcase challenge.

The Million Pillowcase challenge



About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.
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