I had a great time on Saturday at the Queen City Holiday Bazaar. I love what Kacey is doing to bring funky crafters and DIYers together in Burlington, and to give the public a chance to buy from local artists. The place feels like a real live etsy marketplace.
I just wanted to highlight one of the things I found out about at the event. Textile artist, Wylie Garcia, was there wearing this incredible hand embroidered dress. When I asked about it she said that it is a part of a project called “The Dress that Makes the Woman.” She has chosen one dress to wear every day for a month. Every day she alters the dress in some way – by adding to it with embroidery and fabric or taking away by altering the shape or length. Wylie said that the most interesting thing about this project is how the dress has started to affect what activities she does and how she plans her day.
I am fascinated by her commitment to her art and to living in and with her art like this. So many people at the craft fair yesterday talked about trying to stay focused on buying “functional art” this year and I can’t think of a better example!
Follow Wylie’s blog about the The Dress that Makes the Woman project.