Crafty Mama's had an upcycling jeans challenge The use an old pair of jeans to make something new. Well being the B.T.S. time of the year again I decided in my wisdom (not) to make a pencil case. Well I quickly found out that jeans are put together TOUGH!!! So I back pedalled and decided to use as many of the existing features of the jeans as possible. I still had some tough unpicking to do but not as much! I used existing back and front pockets and the waistband and tabs. I used some rainbows End Print as the lining and the contrast panels , I inserted a zip and added a magnetic catch as using the waistband made the top opening really deep. Making sure I got all the fabric around the zip, both in the lining and the outer cover was a challenge. I ended up hand stitching it on, then machine top sewed for strength. Molly wanted to take it to TAFE to show her friends so she could take orders for me. That met with a resounding NO! I don't want to make anymore. So I guess its mine.
Welcome to Rainbows End, a sanctuary of Colour Art and Craft
I am a textile designer who loves colour and I explore a variety of techniques in my work including Sun Printing a lovely refreshing method of textile printing that produces amazing effects, You will find a variety of applications of this process amongst my work.
I have a number of free tutorials and am in the process of adding more.
I have also updated this space with a shop where my fabrics can be purchased within Australia with no added charge for shipping.
Please browse amongst the colour New things are in the process of being added
I am a qualified textile artist who has worked in Craft and Arts councils all over Australia. I have also worked in Indigenous art enterprises in many isolated communities. I am also a trained and qualified art teacher and have taught in primary and secondary schools. I have strong spiritual beliefs, this is reflected in my art work which you can veiw via the links on this blog.