Monday, March 25, 2013

Making Natalie Chanin Turn Her Head


Natalie Chanin runs an awesome clothing company Alabama Chanin.

Her clothes and household goods include a lot of hand applique.

I decided to try my luck with a project in her style so I broke out the air brush and my DH got me some protective masks for lungs, eyes, etc.

My first attempt was a bit wild, but I think will get better at it with practice.  I may try to to something fun with this.  Not sure if it will be a t-shirt, or what, but maybe just a practice swatch or a place-mat or something. 

I can say that doing this sort of painting would be more fun with less wind.

That said, I will need some more practice.  Stay tuned!

Oh, and she has new jersey available that has been dyed using natural plant-based dyes.  If that isn't the coolest ever, I don't know what is. 

From the Chanin site I watched a video on the photography of Leslie Williamson.  She wrote a book called Handcrafted Modern which looks quite amazing.

2 comments:

Nifty Quilts said...

Wow! You're really onto something here. I LOVE your new homemade fabric! Thanks for the links. I'll look at them soon.

Kate said...

Mariisa, totally loved the Alabama Chanin designs....wow! Thanks for the introduction. Can you tell me if you have any experience with their DIY kits? Thinking I might "need" one of her skirts.