Tuesday, 10 April 2012

a little pimpin' on the side

The organisers of de Invasie asked me to cooperate in a pimp-project for a competition Beresterk did on de Invasie van Gent.
I could either choose between a product of Eskimo or Herschel.
Herschel seemed to me more of a challenge and so came the day that this package arrived:
It took me a week to finish the pimping...

and this is the result!

Visitors of de Invasie van Gent could vote for their favourite pimped product (we were 4) and then 4 people got selected and won our products!
Apparantly my bag was clearly the favourite, so I was very happy with the pat on the back :-)
Good luck Lynn T. with your new backpack!

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

La Conquista

La Conquista stands for a small assembly of jute products / accessories aswell as a capsule collection of women's clothes, inspired by islamic graphics, architecture and my overall love for Spain.

A year ago, Koffiekàn, an ethical & sustainable coffee-roasting factory, gave me the opportunity to use their old coffeebags for making new products. As a strong believer in promoting recycling & upcycling, this new challenge was -again- right up my alley!

Every product I made is limited, since all the materials (lining / wool & sewing thread for embroidery / buckles /...) are either second-hand, designer-overstock, inherited or leftovers.
In case you're interested in one of the products, do not hesitate to contact me!

This is only the beginning, I fell in love with the material... a whole new world opened up for me; so you can expect more jute products in the future!

* April 20th 15:00 - 21:00 home-expo @Tarbot35 - contact me @sharon.slingeneyer@telenet.be for an invitation! *

Paloma basket - an Ode to Spain

Jute: Koffiekán - Lining: overstock / present / final series - Wool: inheritance Taant

Franka belt - an Ode to my Heroine

Jute: Koffiekán - Sewing thread: inheritance Antoinette & Taant
Lining: overstock / present / final series - Buckles: flea market / inheritance Antoinette & Taant

Carmen wallet - an Ode to a mentor

Jute: Koffiekán - Sewing thread: inheritance Antoinette & Taant
Lining: overstock / present / final series - Zippers: new - Binding ribbon: flea market

Juta tote bag - an Ode to Jute (Sanskrit for pigtail)

Jute: Koffiekán - Lining: final series - Sewing thread: inheritance Antoinette & Taant
Straps: leftovers - Leather: present - Wool: inheritance Taant & leftovers
Rings: new

Sharon Slingeneyer carpet

Jute: Koffiekán - Embroidery wool: inheritance Taant
A collaboration with Take A Seat

Conquista folding screen

Jute: Koffiekán - folding screen: new & pimped :-)

Let there be light lampshade

Jute: Koffiekán - lamp: property of friends, thank you Pieter & Eva for letting me use yours!

Erika poncho shawl - an Ode to Almuñecar

Fabric: overstock - Sewing thread: inheritance Antoinette & Taant

Carlina blouse - an Ode to mum & a mentor

Fabric: overstock / final series  - Sewing thread: flea market / inheritance Antoinette & Taant

Reyes skirt - an Ode to queens & One queen in particular

Fabric: final series / vintage - Lining: final series -
Sewing thread: inheritance Antoinette & Taant - Zippers & elastic: new

40°03'09.98" Tee - an Ode to Menorca

Fabric: final series / overstock - Sewing thread: new
Ribbon: flea market

Sofía hairband - an Ode to the Spanish Queen

Fabric: present / overstock - Sewing thread & elastic: inheritance Antoinette & Taant

Maria Luísa bracelet

Jute: Koffiekán - leather: recycled
A collaboration with Marlies Davans

Monday, 2 April 2012

Process Not Product

It's been a while! :-)
The last two months were the first of my sabbatical year...
I immediately jumped into a creative rollercoaster and started working on a new project for De Invasie Van Gent.
So overexcited as I was about my newly-gained freedom, no second was lost in creating as much as possible :-)
So, here's a little 'behind the screens' from that period, very soon I'll show you more of the finished products!

P.S. Process not product fits perfectly with this post; a while ago I read Dave's inspiring blog and Leanne's mantra "process, not product" stuck with me, as I also enjoy every step of creating!


must find a rubber-finger-thingie in the future :-)

 Fleamarket findings

Spreading the word!

 A little pimp-project on the side for Beresterk

My main material :-)

I see oldskool logos on the way, do you recognize it? :-)

I see the sea