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My Friend Lois

Lois made the bag she is wearing with a canvas on the cover that she purchased in Cuba, one of many trips around the world. Lois in her Jacket and dress by.....ME! Years ago, my friend Lois, brought back this fabric, this blue indigo fabric from the Sea Islands.  It was originally a bedspread.  Her request was a that it be made into a dress.  She reminded me it was at least 15 or more years ago. Fast forward December 2016, at an event we were both vending at, she loved the patchwork denim jacket her daughter purchased. Dawn in her Patchwork Jacket in December She put in an order for her patchwork denim jacket and made no special request. ...

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First Time in a Long Time

This past weekend I participated in a Summer Sale at Sweet Octavia's show room, along with Charlene Heyliger.  I hadn't done this in a long time and what a great fun we had. Shoppers came, to shop, laugh, talk, model, and have a good time. Lois models a 4ply silk patchwork dress One of Charlene's woven tops.  This T shirt was woven with African fabric strips, some of the t shirts the the woven pieces would form a pocket. Ashley wears a jersey patchwork skirt and white cotton top Mother and Daughter model Charlene's tops which are hand screen printed with a weaving patchwork of fabric strips that form a pocket.   Helen was deciding between the red or the...

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