A mis-printed jet-pack bunny is so much trash (unless I buy a second machine like a Filabot to remelt my filament). A mis-sewn seam can be ripped out and redone. An old dress can be refashioned into a new one. A favorite vintage piece can be copied. Sewing does not create more waste but, potentially, less, and the process of sewing is filled with opportunities for increasing one’s skills and doing it over as well as doing it yourself. What are quilts, after all, but a clever way to use every last scrap of precious fabric?
— 3D Printers Have a Lot to Learn from Sewing Machines by Alexandra Lange (via Dezeen)
We work well with others.
Grecolaborativo is a full-family collaboration, a couple creating textile art, costumes, installations, video, conceptual art, and social practice art with their teenage daughter and son. We are feral teachers, transdisciplinary learners, internet librarians, and idea sommeliers. We ask a lot of questions. We make things. We are comfortable in studios, museums, libraries, and classrooms. We love to play. We work well with others. We enjoy long walks, exploring, and conversation. We appreciate the slow and the small. We speak Spanish and English.
When my hands are busy, my mind is at peace. I can have conversations with my friends, family, the other people in the waiting room while I applique away. I like to make and it allows me to squeeze in a little bit of making time when life is busy and time is short. Most obviously, it’s fabric and thread - two of my favorite things.
Plastic in itself is not evil. There’s an evil and that is single use plastic
Hablo con mi tia en Chile y me hace recordar dichos que ya no uso pero claramente entiendo cuando me hablan:
"Uno ve caras pero no ve corazones"
"Como loro en el alambre"
I talk to my aunt in Chile and she reminds me of some expressions that I do not use anymore but that I still clearly understand:
"One sees faces but doesn’t see hearts"
"Like a parrot on a wire"