Dame will not be open on Monday, we've got some grilling to do. Enjoy!
May 28, 2010
May 17, 2010
There are a lot of words used for this kind of thing, up-cycling, reworking, restyling, up-styling, repurposing.... My choice reiteration of the concept is "Refashion". I'd like to think I thought it up on my own but one look at etsy will tell you otherwise. These words all float around in our creative and eco conscious minds. What makes it so creative and fun is that it’s subject to so much interpretation and really only limited by a designers own imagination.
Nicole Deponte of Lilian Asterfeild, is a great example of a truly unique and creative vision executed through “up-cycling”. You can check her out here. And you can find her goods in the shop.
Here are some photos of the textile work on display for First Thursday’s opening night in May. A fun range of wears and a gorgeous night made for a great start to the new season.
The Norwegian Drooping Spruce!
Hand Knits and Vintage Refashion
by Taylor McVay
May 12, 2010
Your friendly neighborhood sewing group, a place to drop by with your projects, to get and give advice or just to share inspiration and creative ideas, all levels welcome, if you're a beginner we can coach you on how to start. Some limited access to machines
Over the first couple of meetings bring your projects and your ideas, depending on interest and general skill level we'll decide what kind of tutorials to have on hand.
to be on the list
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The group will start up in the next couple of weeks so get on the list now
May 4, 2010
I really was starting to think it would never come but here it is and Jamaica Plain's First Thursday Season is here again!
I'm really excited about the shows we've got lined up this year. We are taking a slightly different approach than last year and showcasing works that are textile, fashion or costume based. From textile sculpture to costume design and illustration, we’ll be presenting some highly creative and talented people who relish in the tactile and 3D nature of fiber arts.
As a celebration of our first year and our second First Thursday season, Dame will be hosting a group show of the work of several of the lovely ladies who contribute enormously to the shop. We'll be showcasing everything from large scale abstract woven sculpture to Independently designed locally handmade wearables.
Stop by to check it out and meet the creative inspiration bringing fabulousness to the shop everyday.