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Are you compelled to alter every item of clothing in your closet? Do you embellish your shoes (or just wish you knew how)? Is a piece of jewelry just a starting point for you? Do you adore the magazine Altered Couture? Do you scrounge for old clothes at Goodwill and garage sales, taking them home to dye and stitch, take apart and restructure, paint and stamp and embroider?

If you do, then this is the group for you! I've been altering my clothes all my life and can't imagine anything that's more fun. My book, New Techniques for Wearable Art, showcased everything from altered fake fur coats to my own Journal Skirts to shoes to bags to hats--and I know there are others out there who are just as obsessed as I am. If you like to alter the things you wear, join us. Even if you haven't taken the plunge yet and just want to learn how to do it, that's fine. We'll share photos and ideas, information (like, for instance, do I really need to invest in a serger? What kind of marker works best on fabric? How can you cut off a sweater and keep it from unraveling while you work with it?), inspiration and techniques. There won't be any swaps or advertising, so nothing will be required of you except your obsession for altering your wardrobe, shoes, and jewelry. Join us!

To join, you're going to have to tell me a little bit about yourself and why you want to join. I approve everyone who sounds remotely like they're sincerely interested, but I deny any request that sounds like spam or someone who's just looking for a place to advertise.

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  • 411
  • Crafts
  • Apr 26, 2007
  • English

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