Thursday, 9 January 2014

Barkcloth to Artcloth - Part II

Do you remember in November when I decorated a piece of barkcloth for the fabulous collaborative project between Bobby Britnell and Janet Middleton of Starchild shoes to raise money for Hands Up for Uganda? If you missed it you can read all about it here:
 
 
 
I'd forgotten all about it over Christmas and then a couple of days ago I was browsing on Facebook when I just happened upon photographs of shoes made from my cloth

 
There was quite a bit of jumping up and down with excitment let me tell you... because they are so cute!

 
And if you visit the Barkcloth to Artcloth facebook page you can see photos of lots more of the shoes that have been made so far

 
They are going to look amazing together when they are exhibited at the Fashion and Embroidery show at the NEC in March. I can't wait to go and see it.

23 comments:

  1. Ooh they look great, I look forward to seeing them in real life at the show!

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  2. Don't they look just great! No wonder you are excited. Cheers

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  3. I love the look … and want to reach out to feel the fabric!

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  4. They look great Gina, and thanks for alerting me to mine - please can I come and see them with you at the NEC?

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  5. The shoes look gorgeous. :) What an inspired use of the fabric, the colours are wonderful together!
    Jess xx

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  6. Congratulations - I'd love a pair of shoes like that. They look comfy too and I'm at the age that needs comfy shoes!!

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  7. Oh Wow -- that's fabulous Gina!

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  8. Fabulous! Gina, what a wonderful match up of your fabric and this shoe design has occurred. Somehow, my fading memory bank was taken back, way back, to a pair of shoes I saw on my very first London trip in the mid-1970's, they were made from old kilim carpet and I still wish I had bought a pair.

    xo

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  9. Wow Clever stuff!
    Thankyou for the lovely notebook which arrived safe and sound yesterday. I love it. Our Textile designer daughter is here this weekend she will love it too!

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  10. don't they look just fab Gina. I shall look forward to seeing the real thing!

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  11. Gosh, they look super. Thanks for reminding me about this show - have managed to book super cheap room at The Metropole - looking forward to seeing all the shoes IRL.

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  12. Oooooooo gorgeous
    Twiggypeasticks

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  13. Oooooooo gorgeous
    Twiggypeasticks

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  14. They look wonderful. Thinking about a visit to NEC.

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  15. Wow, shoes. i wouldn't even know where to start, but they are gorgeous

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  16. What a wonderful surprise to see your amazing barkcloth made into the shoes! I love those shoes too! So fun ;) Wendy x

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  17. They look fabulous Gina ... I bet 'thrilled' doesn't cover how you feel!

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  18. How fabulous! Yay! They look amazing.

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  19. How exciting, Gina.
    They look lovely. I hope to see them in March. x

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  20. Aren't they fabulous? I am not at all certain about what barkcloth is, does it feel like bark?

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  21. Oh Wow Gina these look fab! Thanks for the link too. Makes me think I was a bit timid with the colouring on mine. I think I should have 'gone for it' big time. I think they will look magnificent when displayed together with an opportunity for people to look at the techniques up close.

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