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Part 1: IS HANDMADE BETTER?
I think so! Here’s why. First, to clarify, hand made is different from homemade. Home made might connote cheap or poorly constructed. Or Jam. My work is designer made. It’s my profession. I learned everything I could about making and embellishing textiles (weaving, printing, painting, and dyeing), garment making (couture sewing design) in college to get my Design in Fibers degree. It’s a real thing! My dream was to be able to make things out of fabrics that I design and make. Not to cut corners, or skimp on materials. Quite the contrary. Yarns are pricey. It’s slow cloth. It takes time. And skill and patience.
My philosophy is this: We are all unique and special. We crave recognition as individuals yet we are encouraged into sameness, buying into an endless cycle of short term fulfillment ‒ more things cheaply made that fall apart quickly or go out of fashion, are discarded and need to be replaced. Rinse and repeat. In the long run, cheaper is more expensive, isn’t it?
My textile art works speak to our innate uniqueness. I design and produce, by hand, collections of related items in small batches. Limited editions. Beautiful things for you, designed to Use and Love Forever. Things no one else has. Because in a world of crazy, beauty grounds us, makes us happy.
Next time we will look at what it takes to make bespoke textile products at the designer level. Stay tuned!
Pamela Palma Designs products are available at PamelaPalmaDesigns.etsy.com
Making beautiful textiles to enhance your world.