I'd like to learn to sew and make some cute soft toys for fun and to nurture my creativity. Learning to sew is for me a personal goal.
One of my business goals for 2016 is to collaborate with someone on a business project. I was envisioning making a product that includes a pattern, instructions, and everything needed for a Do It Yourself Craft Project.
Little did I know that learning how to sew might morph into a collaboration to make a product.
Her shop is on the Marina and has a breathtaking view of the Beaufort River. It is full of natural light and gorgeous fabric and thread of every color you can imagine.
One thing we have in common is that we are both Nurses. Rhonda worked mostly in Labor and Delivery and Pediatrics. I worked in Critical Care, Medical Surgical nursing and Public Health.
Rhonda took a break from nursing a few years ago and studied textiles at the Savannah College of Art and Design. She learned weaving on a loom and started making quilts. According to Rhonda this led to her "hardcore fabric addiction". She loves Japanese textiles and collects vintage Japanese fabric.
Gradually through a couple of meetings, we were becoming energized and inspired to work together on a project.
Rhonda will be teaching me how to sew and I'm hoping to test a pattern that will become part of a limited edition DIY sewing project this year.
Do you have experience collaborating to make a product that you can share?
Have you seen any cool bugs made with unusual fabric or patterns recently?
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