I love to sew, more than that I love to create

Hand painted tank

An artistic update on an old standard.

Art has always been my passion. All through grade school into high school I thought I would become a professional artist but life happens and I needed to earn a living. There was a job opening in a local sewing factory where my mom worked. They were hiring and for the next  30 years I worked in the garment manufacturing industry as a piece work seamstress, sample maker, and quality control manager, all the while sewing for my own business part time.

I decided last year I wanted to get back to being more of an artist so, I made my part time business my full time business. A friend of mine paid me a great compliment when she said “Peggy is an artist with a sewing machine” I love that!

Today I want to share with you the beginning of my journey back to creating art  my way.

Step # 1 blue swirl paint. Looks like finger painting doesn't it.

Step # 1 blue swirl paint. Looks like finger painting doesn’t it?

 

This is fabric dye swirled into shaving cream.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step # 2 Blue swirl paint captured on white knit t-shirt fabric

Step # 2 Blue swirl paint captured on white knit t-shirt fabric

 

 

 

I love how bright the colors come out.

 

 

 

To see some finished hand dyed garments garments click here….

Asymmetrical hand painted pullover

Asymmetrical hand painted pullover

 

 

Finished shades of blues swirl garment.

 

 

 

 

 

Shades of green hand painted pullover

Shades of green hand painted pullover

Swirls of greens, yellows and blues on white t-shirt knit. Trimmed with a beautiful sea green lycra knit.

Swirls of greens, yellows and blues on white t-shirt knit. Trimmed with a beautiful sea green Lycra knit on neckline, armholes, and hemline.

 

 

Cherry blossoms hand painted on silk shantung.

Cherry blossoms hand painted on silk shantung.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last but definitely not least is this beautiful hand painted wrap kimono. I can only take credit for the sewing on this one artist Mary Frances Millet painted the beautiful Cherry Blossom design on lavender silk shantung.