My new collection of DIY bow-ties was inspired by meeting Ellsworth Kelly, and the exhibition of his “Sculptures on the Wall” at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia. Ellsworth Kelly is one of the most prominent and influential artists of the latter half of the 20th century, up to today. Even as he approaches his 90th birthday, Ellsworth continues to create new works; two of the five monumental sculptures in the exhibition were created in the last two years.
As always, you get seven different bow-ties on one yard of soft Cotton Sateen fabric ($27), with easy instructions on making them included right on the fabric. So easy, even a novice seamster can sew them in no time flat. All of my designs are printed digitally onto fabric by Spoonflower (click to order). Preview all of the designs after the jump. (more…)
The Patriotic Collection: What could be more American than Stars, Stripes, and Baseball? This collection includes seven different DIY cut and sew bow-ties on one yard of fabric. Instructions included. Best suited for Cotton Sateen (makes 7 bow-ties) or Cotton Silk (makes 5 bow-ties). See this, and all of my DIY Bow-Ties at Spoonflower.com. Available now.
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One of the best perks about working at a cultural institution like the Barnes Foundation is that occasionally I get to do something really cool. Usually, it’s something like visit the conservation lab to see what masterpiece is being saved from certain doom by the dedicated team of conservators, or listen to a guest lecture for staff only, from scientists who have been studying the pigments (more…)
My Baroque Collection is now available as custom printed wallpaper! Each heavyweight roll is pre-glued (simply dampen and position to install) and comes in standard rolls 24″ wide x 144″ long. Custom length rolls also available (priced by the foot). 12″ x 24″ Swatches are only $5! Click the image to order.
Baroque – Machiavellian (large print)
Custom wallpaper by J. Thomson (more…)