Showing posts with label sewing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sewing. Show all posts

Sunday, July 7, 2013

summerART !

   Before we head into 
take a looky at what we've been up to.

                                                                 printed and painted 
                                                               these masterpieces

                                                                marbled colored circles
                                                            to create these cool mobiles
                                                    sewed and stuffed these tie dyes 
                                                                    into big pillows
                                                    designed and painted bug bags 
                                                              for summer adventures

and made mustaches with all my friends!
                                    WE have spaces available for
                     summerART (4 week sessions, Tues - Thurs 10- 1:00)
                                     email or call the studio 
                                     to reserve your spot!

Friday, May 31, 2013

One Hundred Dresses

I have a mission to make myself
a few sweet summer dresses. 
I  found the perfect A-line dress,
created by talented seamstress Sonya Philip.
She made 100 dress over the year. 
 I'm going to buy her book, complete with A-line pattern.
     You can read more about Sonya here and at 100 acts of sewing.
   I'm crossing my fingers she sews her way to Boston.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Thursday, November 8, 2012


painting by CAROLINE age 51/2

                                                              sewing by ANNE age 8

Friday, September 7, 2012

summer bags

It's almost time to put these sweet bags away...
but not quite yet, I've still got some summertime adventure in me.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

SEWing workSHOP


                                             Needle Pulling Thread Sewing Workshop
Join us for a fun, creative and informative
5 day sewing workshop! 
Children learn the basics of hand sewing, appliqué and
 the sewing machine. We'll explore color combinations through
 prints, patterns and colorful fabrics as we create and 
sew small quilts, bags, belts and pillows. 
No sewing experience necessary. 
Recommended for children 7 years old and up. 
June 11th - 15th   3:00 - 5:00   $210
 save your spot   978 443 6900
                                 info   summer programs

Thursday, May 17, 2012

pOm pOm pOuch

                         The 4's class sewing pOm pOms onto their canvas pOuches.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Jennifer Collier bonding, waxing, trapping and stitching I produce unusual paper ‘fabrics’, which are used to explore the ‘remaking’ of household objects. the papers are treated as if cloth, with the main technique employed being stitch; a contemporary twist on traditional textiles. the papers themselves serve as both the inspiration and the media for my work, with the narrative of the books and papers suggesting the forms.  

LOOK  here for more goodness.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Needle Pulling Thread

Winter SEWING workshop
3 Fridays  4-5:30 pm
JAN 6, JAN 20, FEB 3
Children will develop the same projects over the 3 dates including fabric wallet, purse, shoulder bags and puppets. Design and execute patterns, practice hand sewing and an intro to the machine.
For kids ages 7 and up.  $130

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Button UP

In the midst of putting finishing touches on pillows for my SHOP
I came across these gems. 
Buttons from my Aunt's sewing kit, which is filled to the rim with all 
sorts of notions and potions.  
I couldn't resist sharing, however, I do not think I will use these quite yet.
I have memories of spilling my Mom's button collection 
( a coffee can covered in white contact paper with pink tulips) and spending time sorting the buttons by color and size. It's  fun to grab a handful
and let them slide through your fingers. 
Or find them sewn in a tidy row on a vintage card, wrinkled and worn but still intact.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

SEWING Workshop

The Sewing Workshop last week required
lots of colorfully threaded sharp needles,
pattern for felt bird,
6 felt bird shapes X 14 sewers,
and a big box of band-aids (just in case).
I was given two hand sewn felt birds last Christmas from my sweet friends Eli and Zoe.  Their very clever mom Michelle set them up to stitch these beautiful ornaments... I have admired them ever since.
14 felt birds flew out of  the studio with great big smiles on their beaks!

This felt bird pattern can be found at Purl Soho.  
Thanks E and Z. xo

Friday, August 19, 2011


It's been a week of sorting, sifting, stacking and sewing.  I'm playing with colorful combinations of textures, pattern and shapes.  The studio is empty except for me, my machine, my music and piles of my favorite fabrics. I'm savoring every minute. 

Friday, July 8, 2011

studio carta

I found Angela's cotton ribbon sampler at a 
holiday show and bought 
one for myself and one for my friend.
I didn't know what I was going to make or do with this ribbon, I was just crazy about the combination of colorful rolls in the clear packaging.
  Recently, I started to make cards with the collection and now...
well.. I just can't stop. 
I like to mix up the colors
and sew the pieces onto flat cards.
  They remind me of a clothes line, 
                                                  simple and beautiful. 
                                                       For more loveliness in the card, stationary,
                                                        ribbon and letterpress world visit Studio Carta.       
                                                             Thank you Angela!