CraftyPod #85: The Family Trunk Project, with Emily Johnson

12 Feb 2009

 
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In this show:

- An interview with Emily Johnson, whose Family Trunk Project involves designing knit garments to represent each member of her extended family.

Links:

- Visit the Family Trunk Project online and see Emily's beautiful work.

- You may also be interested in the fiber CSA Emily mentioned in the interview - Martha's Vineyard Fiber Farm.

- Here's a nice interview with Emily, at Ysolda.

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Comments

I really liked this episode, very inspiring! I've made a skirt inspired by my grandmother and I love working with projects, to connect different things that I like with each other. About a year ago I made four garments inspired by four ceramic animals I had also made.


My grandmother loved sewing, color, and wild polyester prints. When she died last year, I took her closet full of handmade clothes to make a quilt from.

The pattern I designed for it symbolizes the way she was the center of the family. Extending from that is a small portion to illustrate the children she raised and the families they have created reaching into the future.


My grandmother loved sewing, color, and wild polyester prints. When she died last year, I took her closet full of handmade clothes to make a quilt from.

The pattern I designed for it symbolizes the way she was the center of the family. Extending from that is a small portion to illustrate the children she raised and the families they have created reaching into the future.


I really liked this episode, very inspiring! I've made a skirt inspired by my grandmother and I love working with projects, to connect different things that I like with each other. About a year ago I made four garments inspired by four ceramic animals I had also made.


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