Just swinging by to announce that Margot Pollo will be selling a new collection of textile goods at the Luckygirl Pop Up on Sunday, April 23rd! It has been good for the soul to make new things. I have been having a ball dyeing and printing to my hearts content, cutting and sewing my ideas into new shapes and forms. Keep sewing I tell myself as I spin toward the freezer for another of Grandma's oatmeal raisin cookies. One week and a half until you can come peep some of my handiwork for yourselves.
Here are some items I will be selling:
- Picnic Blankets
- Lady Longbody Rabbits (soft, stuffed rabbits in nice outfits)
- Baby playmats
- Hand-stamped Throws (to chuck over your stroller, couch or knees if you're chilly)
- Table runners & cloth napkins
- Neckerchiefs & handkerchiefs
- Hand dyed canvas backpacks
For the other funny last-minute bits that will surely make their way into the heap, you must join in the fun at Hut K's Gallery space at 300 Ross Avenue (at Princess Street) and see / feel for yourselves. My favorite part of this collection is the wonderful range of colour. I have discovered what combination of pigments make a good Witchy Purple and Moon Blue hue. Whatever is going on here, the process feels like a refreshing departure from what I know! We now have a nice industrial Brother machine from the 70's sitting in our back room. It was very frightening to explore the powerband of that machine when we first got it. To think! That machine used to churn out fire retardant work wear and now I am zipping through layers and layers of fabric than I ever thought possible.
Power to the maker! Power to learn and harness and ride! Thanks to this machine, the process of sewing is much more efficient and enjoyable than before. Back to it...