Friends, just look what I found in my building trash yesterday evening.
It's a large (48" x 36") abstract expressionist painting by the painter Gino Hollander. If it looks like something that might have hung in a doctor's office or corporate lobby circa 1967, it's because a lot of his work did. This piece is dated 1962. You may have noticed that we have almost nothing on the walls aside from the odd spider web.
Hang it or return from whence it came?
In other news, there's new fabric in my life!
Have you ever sewn with wool challis? I haven't, but I've always admired it, particularly in men's ties and women's scarves. I bought two yards thinking I'd make a shirt. The pattern is kind of Haight-Asbury does Art Nouveau, particularly the colors. Any art majors out there able to describe it more accurately?
I can't decide whether this is something I want to tackle soon or to wait until the fall or winter. (The fabric is lightweight but might be too scratchy to wear without an undershirt.) I know I have a few other things in my queue but they may be pushed back (again), alas.
The design is a little out there, but look who chose it. I think how I cut this is going to make a big difference in how it comes across in the finished garment.
Oh, before I forget: I don't know if this (below) is something to be happy about or not; it makes me a little nervous, frankly. (Once you get that promotional, people start to expect it.)
I popped in briefly today but didn't buy anything; this will definitely be a stop on MPB Day.
I'm a native New Yorker and sewing fanatic! I started sewing in 2009 and today make all my own clothes using vintage sewing machines and vintage patterns, in addition to sewing for private clients. Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Male Pattern Boldness, where the conversation is sewing, style, fashion, fabric, and more!