I am so excited to have finished and be able to share my two Banners of Hope! They are being donated to the Fabric Arts Council of CHA’s and Charity Wings’ project in Anaheim for the winter CHA show in January 2014 as a kickoff to a much bigger cause. I created two because, well because I wanted to. I think the project is amazing and am so proud to be part of such an event and have so many fabulous designer/artist friends who will be sharing in the creative mission.
I designed this one with lots of colors of Rit Dye using canvas and adding buttons and stitches with embroidery floss from Coats and Clark.
The second banner I designed used my doodling method of creating, with a Sharpie marker of course. Most of my best creations begin with a Sharpie doodle!
I dyed the fabric in Fuchsia then doodled a ‘Me and My Peep’. I stitched and added a pearl necklace with a pearl from my mom’s jewelry box. She died of cancer 10 years ago so this is sort of very special. I love her heart lips.
This is what I read that first got me excited. It came in an email a while back. “The Fabric Arts Council of CHA is proud to announce the Banners of Hope project. Through theBanners of Hope project it is our hope as a council to encourage creativity while sending out a message of Hope to inspire all who are witnesses to the display of the banners. Banners of Hope are small fabric based banners with inspirational messages that are displayed in hospitals, shelters and charity locations that greet members of the public in times of challenge. Using a base of fabric, participants are encouraged to combine creativity and their personal message of Hope to their banner”
You can get more information about The Banners of Hope here.
Please visit and find out how Charity Wings will be spreading the message here.
Have Hope! Create Hope!