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.
This is fabric dye swirled into shaving cream.
I love how bright the colors come out.
To see some finished hand dyed garments garments click here….
Finished shades of blues swirl garment.
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.