Recycling Vintage Textiles Into Memorable Art by Bob Di Marzo

  • 19 May 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Beach Art Center, 1515 Bay Palm Blvd, Indian Rocks Beach, FL

Registration

  • The goal of the workshop is take a vintage piece of a textile that is of a personal nature or of a special meaning to the artist and create a new recycled quilted work of art. This vintage textile maybe a 1940’s commemorative pillowcase; a textile/pillow purchased as a souvenir; a vintage textile of a personal nature such as your childhood favorite doll’s dress or even your mother’s or grandmother’s favorite doily or handy. These vintage textiles are then turned into a quilted wall hanging which could go in either one or two directions whichever one the artist elects to do.
    You may wish to take one vintage textile and make it be the main point of interest of your quilted wall hang or choose a commemorative pillow from the 40’s that was dedicated to a mother, sister or wife; a 1940’s souvenir pillow that advertises a state or country i.e. Michigan, Florida, Holland or Spain. Then too there are the military souvenir pillows that commemorate a military event or military base. The finish project is a work of art, quilted wall hangs.
    Another approach to doing a vintage quilted wall hang is to use many smaller vintage textiles and objects to tell a story, as seen below. Here is a my watercolor / mixed media titled ‘GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN’ a fictitious passing of a child which was the jumping off point for this textile quilted wall hang by the same name. This wall hang was made with both vintage and non-vintage items but still was designed to commemorate the passing of a fictitious child but a real story of a real person or event could be the goal sought after in this workshop.
    No kit will be provided, but lace, silk flowers and other embellishments will be on hand for purchase at a very low, if not ridiculous price, if desired. Or bring lots of your own embellishments to work with.
    Tools:
    sewing machine and thread
    extension cord
    iron and ironing board or pad
    pins and sewing needles
    hot glue gun.
    Any tools the artist may deem necessary to use on the particular work of art.

Register

The goal of the workshop is take a vintage piece of a textile that is of a personal nature or of a special meaning to the artist and create a new recycled quilted work of art. This vintage textile maybe a 1940’s commemorative pillowcase; a textile/pillow purchased as a souvenir; a vintage textile of a personal nature such as your childhood favorite doll’s dress or even your mother’s or grandmother’s favorite doily or handy. These vintage textiles are then turned into a quilted wall hanging which could go in either one or two directions whichever one the artist elects to do.

You may wish to take one vintage textile and make it be the main point of interest of your quilted wall hanging or choose a commemorative pillow from the 40’s that was dedicated to a mother, sister or wife; a 1940’s souvenir pillow that advertises a state or country i.e. Michigan, Florida, Holland or Spain. Then, too, there are the military souvenir pillows that commemorate a military event or military base. The finish project is a work of art, quilted wall hangings.

Another approach to doing a vintage quilted wall hanging is to use many smaller vintage textiles and objects to tell a story.

No kit will be provided, but lace, silk flowers and other embellishments will be on hand for purchase at a very low, if not ridiculous price, if desired. Or bring lots of your own embellishments to work with.

Tools:

  •  sewing machine and thread

  • extension cord

  • iron and ironing board or pad

  • pins and sewing needles

  • hot glue gun. 

  • Any tools the artist may deem necessary to use on the particular work of art.


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