COSTUME CREATION EXTRAORDINAIRES

COSTUME CREATION EXTRAORDINAIRES

Millions upon millions of people each year flock to live theater performances at locations across the planet.  The Stratford Festival of Ontario, Canada is an event that stands in a class by itself.  People are in awe of the collective talent who create the productions offered there, but often are not often aware of the amazing creativity and artistry that goes on behind the scenes.

In the video below, step into the creative process behind the scenes of wardrobe and costume creation, from concept to the stage by the designers and sewists of The Stratford Festival.

29 yards of fabric

90 unique cuts

11,500 feet of thread

140 hours of sewing

100 dress pleats

18 feet of boning ….

….one stunning dress!

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VIDEO:  Wardrobe at the Stratford Festival ~ Behind the Scenes:

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The Stratford Festival 2016 Information

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1879 Worth Gown for Alice Wade Everett

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1879 Worth Gown for Alice Wade Everett

Held at the Western Reserve Historical Society.

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FABRIC SCRAPS BECOME TWINE

Fabric Scraps Become Twine

Those who sew and quilt have mounds of excess fabric.   Some pieces are too small for future projects and are discarded.  How can you upcyle or recycle these tiny scraps of fabric?  The tutorial video below illustrates a very simple way to turn fabric scraps into spools of twine.  A simple, easy, DIY project!

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CLOTHESPINS TO SNOWFLAKES

CLOTHESPINS TO SNOWFLAKES

We love this tutorial video!  It illustrates a fun and easy DIY crafting project; turning clothespins into holiday snowflake ornaments.

Materials:

Wooden Clothspins

Glue

Paint or Glitter

String or Ribbon

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Crime Scene Quilts

CRIME SCENE QUILTS

As a former assistant prosecuting attorney currently in private practice, Vickie Hylton often hears from child protective services workers who describe children being carried from crime scenes or abusive homes with only the clothes on their back.

“It’s bad enough you’re being taken away from your home without anything you own,” Hylton said. “Sometimes you don’t even get to take your shoes or coat.”

So, since the spring of 2015, Hylton and her mother, Judy Davis, have been working on making child-size quilts for officers with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department to wrap the children in, and hopefully provide some support when they come across them during traumatizing calls.

– See more at: http://www.wvgazettemail.com/life/20151211/quilts-to-bring-comfort-to-children-at-crime-scenes#sthash.siILXVCV.k4QzkmGZ.dpuf

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DIY HOLIDAY CANDLESTICKS

DIY HOLIDAY CANDLESTICKS

We love the holidays.

We love creativity.

We love DIY.

We love crafting.

We love simplicity.

We love affordability.

We love candlelight.

The video below combines all of these in one tutorial that will illustrate how to turn basic wine glasses into holiday candlesticks.

Materials:

Wine Glasses

Candles

Pinecones

White Craft Glue & Paint Brush

Glue Gun & Glue

Artificial Snow

Holiday Card Stock Paper

Scissors

TUTORIAL VIDEO

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BEGIN WITH THREAD

BEGIN WITH THREAD

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“If you begin with thread, you’re halfway home.”  ~Sheila Hicks

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This inspirational video covers an amazing thread art installation

from beginning to end by Sheila Hicks.

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Thread for all creations!

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