natural dye workshops with Hiedi Iverson of Fibershed @ BAM


maker faire

maker faire photos from 2010


Meet me at the the world’s largest clothing swap, SWAP O RAMA RAMA! Join in the communal process of reuse and celebrate our collective creativity! We offer a series of do-it-yourself workshops in which a community explores reuse and creativity through the recycling of used clothing. At SORR, consumers are taught to be creators/re-creators!

The past five years, I have taught various “Re-Make-Fashion” workshops, such as last year’s “Slash Revival“. This year, I’ll be a “Sewing Guru”! I’m there to help you complete your recycled fashion visions, one-on-one, in the Swap-O-Rama-Rama Sewing Lounge. We have around 20 sewing machines for you to work on! It is timed, and there is sometimes even a wait-line, so you’ll need your project ready-to-sew before heading to the machines. And by the time you leave it will be ready-to-wear! But fyi, it’s not required that you complete a project day-of, you can also take it home to finish! It might also just be the perfect opportunity to learn to sew on a machine. I’ll show you how it’s set up- threaded and some simple stitches. Where you go with this skill is up to you but if you want, soon you’ll be repairing or even re-making your own clothing which could save not only your money but precious natural resources-a-plenty. If you’re not quite sure what you would like to make, no worries. There are loads of Up-cycle workshops to get inspiration from! We’d love to give you some ideas and of course you are free to come with your own!! Don’t forget some clothing-swap donations if you have them. We love clothing donations! If you can’t get them to us. . .whatever you do, don’t throw ‘em in the dump! You could have your own swap/party with friends. You could also take it to a second-hand shop, if it’s still wearable. Or, a clothing recycling bin. They are out there! For my own purposes, a stained shirt, blown out pair of pants, or even mis-matched socks with holes could have another use besides land-fill space…which is absolutly a non-use! On the contrary, those destroyed garments could be transformed into a rug, if not a ‘couture’ dress~

Re-Make Fashion///TRASHion Show

Saturday 5 pm!

check out the stellar loose thread crew backstage at the Exploratorium Trashion Show last year…

If you do make it to the faire…and are interested in modeling something in the show, just grab me and let me know! I might have some un-filled looks to show. No weight/height requirements, or even gender! Just looking for fun-lovin souls who wanna dance and play on stage:) *Also, if you come early enough to create your own TRASHion look at the Swap-O-Rama-Rama tent, you may be selected to show in the Trashion Show– We love to feature you, the participants…I’m looking forward to seeing what people come up with this year :)

explratorium 2012

post-show bliss:)

MANY, MANY, MANY THANKS TO ALL THE MODELS, PHOTOGRAPHERS, VIDEOGRAPHERS, MAKE-UP, HAIR, my MOM, lol! who helped make the San Francisco ExploratOrium Show a total SUCCESS! I had so much fun, I love you all…..

Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco

Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco


To have a beach-body, in just one easy, stress-free step…

Go to the BEACH!!! Boom! you now have a beach body!


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Protection from Evil

Protection from Evil

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Swap O Rama Rama TRASHION show the San Francisco explorarOrium, Open MAKE : Trash!  April 2012

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show produced by homeygrown


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Check out what some of the awesome participants created in my workshop “SlashRevival” at the Swap-o-Rama-Rama, part of the San Francisco explOratorium’s monthly Open-Make : Trash edition.  Thank you Andy! for all your help pre, during, and post show!!! and thank you to all of the attendees who as always, inspire me to try anything and forget the rules!

*TRASHION show photos coming soon. . .

find out more about this month’s OPEN MAKE @ the exploritOrium!!!

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we met near soho ~ while getting coffee and chatted for the duration of a long yet fast-paced line. he works down town and commutes over from jersey ~ wants to live in manhatten ~ good luck with that billy!! your glowing passion for fashion n style will take you far~ that and your beautiful smile:)

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(top-bttm: Pendelton Tobaggen 2012, Chief Joseph-Pendelton blanket 1901, Chief Joseph nine-element robe, named after him, 4 young women with blankets- early 20th C., shoes by Taka Hayashi for Vans Vault in 2010, dress by Lakota designer, Mildred High Elk Carpenter, out of a Pendleton blanket for N8tv )


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