Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Duck Tape ? The new faux leather in the design world

I just finished my challenge project for CHA. I cannot believe I am sewing with duct tape or Duck Tape which is actually the brand name I am using in my latest project. Let's go back a few days and talk about the journey into my Duck Tape sewing project. I wanted to support a fellow designer and decided that I would participate as the design funds were going to be donated to a good cause and hey I like a challenge. Here are the materials I used in the latest project.

Duck Tape - 4 sheets & 1 roll

Velcro Sticky Back dots

Westcott Cutting Tools

T Shirt fabric strips

100% Cotton canvas

Shape 'n Create Bag & Tote Stabilizer

Sew far sew good for now.......

Monday, June 13, 2011

CHA Canadian Designer Challenge

Bird in the Wind by Lorine Mason
Be Inspired is a Canadian Designer Look & Learn event scheduled to be held at the CHA show in Chicago, July 18th, 2011. A total of eight Canadian designers were asked to create a mixed media piece using supplies provided by; DecoArt, Harmonie, Canvas Corp, and last but certainly not least Tsukineko. While each designer was supplied with the same wonderful mix of products the finished projects will showcase the individual designers look and style. Designers will be on hand to discuss their creations with Retailers from around the world at a Look and Learn event at the show. Looking to encourage retailers to recognise Canadian designers and manufacturers, each attendee at the event will not only receive instructions for each project on a CD but an inspiration kit filled with products valued at over $150. Let us inspire you .... to inspire sales.
Pre-registration to attend the CHA Summer Conference and Trade Show is necessary. For additional details go to
I hope to see you there.

Sew far Sew good,