Angela's Profile

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I love getting lost in time making something special, sometimes its painting on silk or at the sewing machine just plugging away with my little by my side.

My process starts with an idea of what I would like a project to look like, then I start to sketch out a design or two or three sometimes a lot more until I get the design I was looking for. I lay out the fabric on a large surface, usually with a graph and transfer my design by hand. Silk will be hand sewn on a frame and painted with silk paints, gutta, or dyes then steamed to ensure colorfastness. Sewing the garment is done by both hand and machine.

I started sewing with my mom when I was about 8 years old. I would sit next to her side by side sewing together. We would sew uniforms for Bands and Drum Corps, Colorguards and Dance. My dresses for prom and friends dresses for weddings. We took…

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  • Joined April 27, 2010

Favorite materials

Silk Chiffon, Silk Gauze, Jacquard Acid Dyes, French Dyes, Water Base Silk Paints, Wax, Water Base Resist, Gutta, Beads, Fabric, Sewing Patterns, Graphing Paper, good old graphite pencil

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About

I love getting lost in time making something special, sometimes its painting on silk or at the sewing machine just plugging away with my little by my side.

My process starts with an idea of what I would like a project to look like, then I start to sketch out a design or two or three sometimes a lot more until I get the design I was looking for. I lay out the fabric on a large surface, usually with a graph and transfer my design by hand. Silk will be hand sewn on a frame and painted with silk paints, gutta, or dyes then steamed to ensure colorfastness. Sewing the garment is done by both hand and machine.

I started sewing with my mom when I was about 8 years old. I would sit next to her side by side sewing together. We would sew uniforms for Bands and Drum Corps, Colorguards and Dance. My dresses for prom and friends dresses for weddings. We took a quilting class together when I was 12, it was the one of the best experiences I had with my mom (I highly recommend doing, BTW).

When you love sewing you must also love fabric shops, living in Tunisia there is a "souk" shopping center with many kinds of fabric shops in one place. Its a dream come true, like a fabric wonderland! Each city has there own "souk" so fare I have only been to three of them. I have a fourth scheduled very soon.

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