Since you asked:

"Therefore, to be possess'd with double pomp, to guard a title that was rich before, to gild refined gold, to paint the lily,
to throw a perfume on the violet, to smooth the ice, or add another hue unto the rainbow, or with taper-light
to seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish, is wasteful and ridiculous excess."

~William Shakespeare,
ca. 1595

Yup, that's us.

April 16, 2009

"Nuestros Milagros" with Pilar Pollock

Mixed Media Textile Workshop
Designer and Instructor~Pilar Pollock
Saturday, May 30, 2009 11:00a-3:00p
Workshop fee: $45 prepaid
Kit Fee: $10 payable to instructor
Level: Beginning and up

I have been begging Pilar to teach this class ever since she created my own milagro for me, and she has finally succumbed! In "Nuestros Milagros" (Our Miracles), you will create a lovely personalized milagro of your own with artist Pilar Pollock. Pilar has been designing and sewing these lovely talismans on a personalized basis for people, and now you can participate in the process of making one your own through choosing a word that is singular to your path in life, stamping and embroidering it for the milagro, and then embellishing it with meaningful elements to illustrate your hopes and dreams.

Pilar will bring the milagros partially constructed, as each one is individually sewn from her hand-dyed and distressed fabrics and textiles. She will also bring a kit that includes her had-dyed textile embellishments and trims. Bring scissors, needles and thread, and any bits and bobs you may want to incorporate into your own little "miracle." If you wish, you may select from items at the store, including our Antiquities Metalworks religious medallions and other items. We encourage students to bring at least one highly personal element to add to their milagro.

During class, you'll be able to learn with Pilar about her wonderful methods of hand-dying fabrics, selecting textiles for projects, and the composition and construction of textile art that is fast becoming a major form of artistic expression.

Details on the class blog at


Le_Vintage said...

i love you're use with colors and fabrics! you're talent is over flowering! keep blogging i love to read them!

about designer said...

Hi Nanc,
Happy {belated} Mother's day to you too! Thank you so much for your gracious compliments. Nobody takes the time to say the things that you do so elequently. I feel just as blessed to have you in my life as well. It has been so fun to visit your stores over the years and dig for treasures. My two favorite things are the sweet french portrait button you gave up from your private collection and the french souvenir ring you made.
you are a gift to us all,