WARNING: POST WILLL BE LOADED WITH PHOTOS. I CAN'T HELP MYSELF THIS TIME...
This was one of those projects that just spoke to me from the start. I was given a box of clothing that belonged to a very loved and missed grandma and grandpa. After carefully taking apart the clothes I divided them as equally as possible in order to make three separate quilts; one for each granddaughter. The designs were intricate and it took a long time but I'm so happy with the results. I hope these blankets will be cherished for a long time and will keep these families feeling even more connected to their past, especially since each one will be shared with the couple's great-grandchildren!
Grandmother & Grandfather's clothing
I'm so excited to write about a collaboration I have in the works with Hiho Batik. Robyn and Julia from Hiho Batik have given me some of their amazing t-shirts and other products to upcycle into new items. I've been busy tranforming their designs into throw pillows and pennant flag banners. Also (and maybe most favoritely) I've cut out shapes and patterns from the shirts to help revive pants and overalls that were otherwise most likely headed to landfills. These pants still have so much life left in them. They just needed a little love (and patching). Small holes or tears are now either reinforced, covered up with tshirt designs, or made to look cool in other ways through visible mending and embroidery. Each item is unique and handmade! Below are a few samples of what will be available for sale starting this weekend at Threes Brewing Holiday Market.
These three pillows were made using a grandmother's beloved nightgowns, sweatsuit, and handkerchiefs. Made for her daughter, granddaughter, and great granddaughter, the pillows will honor her memory for years to come. It was an honor for me to transform these everyday sentimental items into a beautiful daily reminder of the life their special person lived.
I'm Jenna; the owner of Memory Threads. I'll turn your meaningful clothing collection into a quilt full of sentiment and style.