Tag: recycle

It’s my birthday and wow what a year

As I said: it’s my birthday! In honour of that here is a post reflecting on my year, and especially on how far I’ve come as an artist. if a woman can’t brag about her achievements on her birthday, when can she right? And this was quite a year. I’ve fallen in love, got my…

Using old shirts to make a new quilt

The piles of fabric on top is all the fabric one can get out of eight generous man’s shirts. Shirts are wonderful to work with because of the nice patterns and usually, when a shirt is too old to wear, there is still enough good fabric for a quilt. How nice shirt fabric is to…

Monthly sewing update: June 2018

It’s the last month of June already! Gosh, time is going quick. My room is turning simultaneously chaotic and empty because I am preparing to move at the end of July. Isn’t that a strange thing: chaos and more space at the same time? This does mean that I have to pack up some of…

Monthly sewing update: May 2018

Another month has passed and a lot of creativity has happened in that time! I’ve been very busy preparing fieldwork for my thesis for university, planning a wedding (not my own) and lots of other stuff. For my fieldwork, I plan to go to Kenya for four months in August. My research will be focused on…

To turn an embroidered pillowcase into a material bag

One of the goals of this blog is to show the creative process behind projects and to show how many amazing different ways there are to create beautiful objects. Therefore this post will give some insight into the trials and error of my bag making endeavours from recycled materials. Specifically, I’ll tell you how I made…