Friday, May 28, 2010
A few years ago I went to Paris knowing that I would go to the textile area and pick out fabric for my living room curtains. We hadn't as yet painted the living room, but I just had the colors in mind that I wanted. I had no idea how much fabric I would need, because I had not made curtains like these before, so when I got there I just bought what I thought was a lot of fabric. As it turned out, I just squeaked by with enough material and a little bit left over. Two weeks ago as we were getting ready to have carpet put in and we were moving everything out of closets, I came across the bit of left over curtain fabric. I had loved the fabric since first seeing it in the textile district, then again hanging as curtains in my windows, but now I saw it's potential as a felted garment. I especially loved the beautiful design in the fabric, which of course I didn't mess with. I had such fun making myself a great shirt out of the remnants of that great fabric. Now if someone could just tell me how to felt a bunch of carpet remnants.
As to the title of my post. I am getting such a collection of these garments that I am running out of room for them. Am I at a point where I could sell them, and if so where? How do you establish yourself in something like that? That's what my title is all about.