Sunday, April 3, 2011
Spoonflower fabrics for Hawaii and San Jose Students
Many yards of fabric!
I was so excited to return from Sweden and see a big box from Spoonflower. In it were all the initial textile patterns of the Alum Rock, San Jose students and the Hawaii students in the You Are Here Street Banner Project. Some of the fabric will be cut into square and hemmed to create furoshiki wrapping cloths. I will be teaching the students how to use their custom fabrics as eco friendly carry bags. The Japanese Ministry of Environment has been promoting the tradition on their website: http://www.env.go.jp/en/focus/attach/060403-5.html
The remainder of the fabric will be used for an art installation at Montalvo Art Splash, a showcase of student art. The purchase of the fabric has been made possible by a MERIT mini grant from the Krause Center for Innovation. The project site for the You Are Here Street Banner is at this link: http://youareherefabrics.weebly.com/