SubZERO Festival - Textiles

I've been a busy little factory getting ready for the SubZERO Festival coming up June 6 & 7. My space will act like an open studio, with sketches, paintings, clutch zip bags and art prints in my booth. I'm making stuff as we speak, as well as starting to test out my display. You may have already seen that I made a temporary outdoor studio over the weekend so I could at least pretend I was celebrating Memorial Day weekend.

 I could get used to this.

I could get used to this.

Since I had been preparing for my students' art show, I have had to pick up the pace these last few weeks for SubZERO. I started off by dyeing, printing and sewing clutch bags for the event. I had fabric left from last year so I decided to make a limited run for the event.

If you didn't know, I started making these bags because I inherited a bunch of vintage sewing supplies from my aunt Yolanda, an incredible creative and amazing artist. I had to put all the vintage metal zippers to use, so I decided to make some bags. I hand dyed cotton canvas, carved some block prints, and voila! I had made my first set of bags about a year ago. Interesting enough, this current batch used EXACTLY the last of the metal zippers!

 Tangerine, lilac and avocado fabric drying.

Tangerine, lilac and avocado fabric drying.

 Block printed fabric pre-construction

Block printed fabric pre-construction

 Sewing in the labels

Sewing in the labels

 Little helper Oscar

Little helper Oscar

 Almost done! Ready for the last step.

Almost done! Ready for the last step.

 Multitasking. Getting booth ideas on  Pinterest  while arranging my bags.

Multitasking. Getting booth ideas on Pinterest while arranging my bags.

 I think the jacaranda petals have been influencing my color choices.

I think the jacaranda petals have been influencing my color choices.

Stop by my booth at SubZERO and check them out!

Hope to see you there!