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.