Save the Date
16th Annual Wearable Art Fashion Show
and Boutique Brunch
Wednesday October 17, 2018
Salida SteamPlant, 220 W Sackett Ave
10:30 Brunch Doors Open
11:00-12:30 Brunch & Fashion Show
of Guild Members' Handcrafted Wearables
Guest Speaker Emilia Ponomarev
From Russia with Felt
12:30-2:00 Boutique of Members
Handcrafted Items For Sale.
Co-Chairs: Judy Curran & Janey Redetzke
Tickets are $35 and may be purchased at:
902 South Main St., Buena Vista
Serendipity Yarn and Gifts
321 West Main St., Buena Vista
234 E Street, Salida
A full table may be reserved by purchasing
9 tickets before October 10, 2018
Buy Your Tickets early because they normally sell out before the event.
See You There!
For Fashion Show Details, Documents and Waivers,
Go to Documents page.
Sue Keyes, the featured speaker, told the group about her introduction to sewing at age 5, illustrating her talk with a slide presentation.
“My mother lived through the Depression and her motto was ‘waste not, want not,’” Keye said. “She wore a lot of repurposed things because she had to make do, and I learned from her. I’d watch her sew, and when I was 5 years old I started sewing things myself. It was mostly doll clothes in the beginning.”
Keyes has three sewing machines and makes her own patterns from brown paper – the kind used for packaging material. Not much is thrown away in her house. When something is “worn out,” she repurposes it. She also redesigns clothes from items found in thrift stores into fashionable “new” pieces.
As she explained her methods of repurposing, models walked through the audience wearing the garments. Several pieces in her “Tie One On” collection had old neckties worked into the design.
Keye is a registered nurse, but her passion for clothing design inspired her to pursue a degree in fine arts. She also designs fleece coats for dogs.