Sharon Wilkinson

In 2011, I was asked by a mom to spend time with her hurting teenage daughter. Some of our time was spent making a patchy tweed bag from mens' suit coats we bought at a local thrift store. Though I didn't sew, I was immediately drawn to the idea of creating something new and functional from these discarded clothes. A green project, I found it a creative challenge to breathe new life into something deemed no longer useful to the owner.

Purchasing my first sewing machine for $25 at a garage sale, I began cutting up clothes to make headbands and bags. Years later, in my Stevensville, MI home, I'm creating wearable art in the form of dresses, skirts, and coats. Each handmade piece was once discarded, then rescued and restored with a new story. Redeemed for you.

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