Monday, August 22, 2016

I'm Designing for VIDA

Several months ago, I received an email from VIDA asking if I would allow them to use a few of my designs on their clothing.  I wasn't familiar with VIDA, so I set it aside for further consideration.  And promptly forgot about it.

Then, a week or so ago, they reached out to me again.  And I finally took the time to look at their website and their products.  What I found out blew me away.  VIDA is a global collaboration of creators, pairing designers from around the world with makers in Pakistan.  They offer beautiful, original products made in accordance with high ethical standards.  And, best of all, part of the proceeds is used to create literacy programs for the makers.

This video explains it better than I can:
Anyway, VIDA asked me for permission to use pictures of my work, my geometric patterns, on their products.

Incredible, huh?  How could I pass up an opportunity to make my quilts into wearable, beautiful products?  And to also benefit the makers?  I couldn't!

So last weekend I went through my portfolio and selected a few pieces I thought might work.

THE SALT MARSH NEAR FIRST ENCOUNTER BEACH:

If you've read my blog before, you know I am fascinated by the Salt Marshes of Cape Cod.  This piece is an abstraction of a photograph I took last fall.  I can't wait to see what this looks like on a scarf (I've already purchased one and am waiting to see it!)

 STRING THEORY:

I made this piece after attending a lecture by Professor Stephen Hawking.  Did I understand even a fraction of what he said?  Of course not!  But the image of strings of particles zinging off into space stayed with me.

TUNING FORK #11 (Detail):

I love the red/gray palette of this piece.  Especially the red.  So I cropped the original photo to emphasize the red.
All three of these scarves are printed on 100% modal fabric and are $40 each.

TUNING FORK #11 (FULL):



VIDA also offers other types of clothing and accessories.  I am admittedly a bit scarf mad, but I wanted to see how one of my patterns would look on a blouse.  Well, I love it!
I'm really thrilled to introduce this collection to you.  Simply click here to buy any one (or more) of these pieces, and don't forget to use the codes below to get a discount.  

I can't wait to receive my own!

THE FALL IN LOVE EVENT
ENJOY $15 OFF $75+ (USE CODE FALL15), $100 OFF $275+ (USE CODE FALL100), OR $400 OFF $1000+ (USE CODE FALL400)
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6 comments:

ArbWare said...

Just gotta say... WOW!!
Great job sis !

Norma Schlager said...

This is beyond exciting! I love them all and tried to order one, but couldn't find a way to check out and pay. The item went "in my cart" and I couldn't go beyond that. Can you help?

Mary Keasler said...

Fabulous. Congratulations.

Penny Gold said...

I wouldn't have thought of your designs for garments, but wow, they look great!! The blouse is my favorite. The abstract art-to-clothing reminds me of the work of Sonia Delaunay. I love her paintings, and she also designed clothing and for theatre.

Any chance you'll be at the Barn the first week of October? If so, see you there.

Kathy said...

so cool, they're chosen well by approaching you, your signature styles translate beautifully into the scarves and top

Terry Aske Art Quilts said...

That's so cool! I'll be interesting in hearing what you think of the quality of the scarves and blouse.

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