Check out the blog post related to this video: https://melanietesta.com/2015/10/tv-taping-and-gathering-your-sew-plies/ A video posted by Melanie Testa (@mellytesta) on Oct 10, 2015 at 7:40am PDT //platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js This week, I found myself in the unique position of needing to Gather my Sew-plies!! on the quick! I was asked to tape a video segment for a majorContinue reading “TV taping and Gathering your Sew-plies!!”
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As you know, I have a tendency to working small. I live in a small New York City apartment. My studio, if this is what you call it, resides within my home. My ‘wet studio’ consists of a 2 foot by 4 foot workbench. So, of course, the fabrics I print need to be sizedContinue reading “Working Large”
Gathering, an introspection.
When sewing on the go, it is necessary to have a project bag. This bag, for me, serves a function. It serves as a place to embroidery reminders, occurrences, important dates, I love a project bag! It should be -just- big enough for a project, and a few choice supplies. The Gather your Sew-plies purseContinue reading “Gathering, an introspection.”
A little of this, some of that.
I have been happily printing away over here. I am now even piecing a simple quite made of the printed samples like you see above. I adore printing in repeat, creating repeats, seeing the pieces of cloth come to life. And now, they are becoming a quilt! I am simply sewing these squares together, photosContinue reading “A little of this, some of that.”
Print, print, steam!
Today is a day for steaming, soaking and washing finished work. I will print as I am doing this. I have the windows open, the high will be 77 degrees today and printing in warmth is a good thing. What you see here is 4.5 yards of cloth (layered, three deep in newsprint). I loveContinue reading “Print, print, steam!”
One happy printer.
For years I have wondered how to print cloth in repeat, at home, using readily available art supplies without being super technical. I have day dreamed about it, pondered the question, gotten frustrated by it, given up on it. And now, it has come together. The ball got rolling when Pat Gaignat wrote an articleContinue reading “One happy printer.”
Printing up a storm
This week has been great by way of multicolor printing. I am working out the kinks of putting images in repeat, carving rubber, cutting foam and making stencils. I love upholstery yardage sheets, whenever I see them, I nab one. I love the tiny drawings of chairs, chaise lounge, sofas, sectionals. Such great shapes culteredContinue reading “Printing up a storm”
This last weekend I took a trip out to Columbus, Ohio to teach at QSDS, and boy was it a great experience. I worked with women who were focused, ready to learn, open to new information, and each and every one of them made really good cloth. I found companionship in Denise and Susan, whoContinue reading “QSDS”
Frittering my time, and enjoying every second.
It is that time of year again… Time to Gather your Sew-plies!! It is warming up. Time to sew on the go. – Posted using BlogPress from my iPad
A New Day
In the Many Mellys post, I stepped quite squarely into a hornets nest. I would like to apologize if I have upset or harmed anyone by my use of the words gender queer. While I think there are many similarities and points of connection between being a flat chested woman (as a result of breast cancer)Continue reading “A New Day”