Using things that already exist is great way to keep things out of landfills and help reduce resource depletion. Hence, ConSewVation, “no scrap left unspooled”.
SpoolTeacher is here to inspire InSewVation. Utilizing things that already exist in new ways, as art or useful items, sometimes both.
Of course there is new material as well, but a great deal of fun and InSewVation comes with limitation and restraint. Making the most from the least of things can produce some amazing creativity.
According to Wikipedia: “Art is the product or process of deliberately arranging items (often with symbolic significance) in a way that influences and affects one or more of the senses, emotions, and intellect. It encompasses a diverse range of human activities, creations, and modes of expression, including music, literature, film, photography, sculpture, and paintings. The meaning of art is explored in a branch of philosophy known as aesthetics, and even disciplines such as history and psychology analyze its relationship with humans and generations.
Traditionally, the term art was used to refer to any skill or mastery. This conception changed during the Romantic period, when art came to be seen as “a special faculty of the human mind to be classified with religion and science”. Generally, art is made with the intention of stimulating thoughts and emotions.”
The goal for Ms. SpoolTeacher is to create a fun place to get inspired, find resources, share resources and see what we can do as a community of “spoolers” to do our share creating jobs and saving the planet. Sound reasonable? We’ll be caring, sharing and helping each other rise to a better level of life experience.
There are many projects in the making from hems cut off, deconstructed hand-me-downs that made better fabric than clothes (didn’t fit), drapery sample book scraps….years of hoarded fabrics…etc., etc., etc.