Making

Presently, I’m attending an online travel class discussing Italian Luxury Fashion. Throughout the reading and watching videos there is a constant theme echoed by most of the fashion houses…the effects of the pandemic and re-thinking the importance of community, and our need to be together. Francesco Risso, Creative Director of Marni stands out in my mind.

In an interview with Tim Blanks, Risso mentions, “The power of the hand – things you can make with your hands are treasures that last forever. Objects from the past are for the future creating a life of objects. Making things by hand preserves craft.”

©Mary Lou Fall 2022
©Mary Lou Fall 2022

Pictured above are garments sewn using sticks-a-gogo Art Cloth. The proofs are the latest fabric designs added to our collection. Its amazing how well the fabric works together collaborating on a new visual narrative.

Sticks-a-GoGo Art Cloth Welcomes The Bokeh Collection

Here at sticks-a-gog0 Art Cloth, I am pleased to introduce the collaboration between our current collection with the Bokeh Collection. These two collections work together creating an aesthetically pleasing art form. An art form viewed on fabric for the discerning sewist/designer.

©Mary Lou Fall The Bokeh Collection: Trees

©Mary Lou Fall The Bokeh Collection: Trees with Streets of Prague

©Mary Lou Fall The Bokeh Collection: Trees and Here and There

Along with the new collection, I am excited to be a part of the Shutterfly/Spoonflower collaboration.

Viewing The World Through A Different Lens

In previous blog posts, I’ve mentioned using the lens of my cellphone camera to record my narrative in images absent of words. My visual diary is not hidden in a book locked with a key, its present for all to see.

My story is told to a wider audience through surface design on fabric. For me, it’s gratifying to share my talent to the world looking for an informed collective that appreciates my talent .

After researching various resources for print on demand, I selected Spoonflower for this endeavor. I’ve participated in design competitions with Spoonflower, but have not won, yet! My designs do not look like everyone else’s, and it’s a good thing because my visual diary stands apart from the rest. I like being unique…

©Mary Lou Fall 2021 – sticks-a-gogo Art Cloth Adornments

©Mary Lou Fall 2021 – sticks-a-gogo Art Cloth Daffodils and Pansies

“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.” – Coco Chanel

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