I've been sewing since I was a little girl and my neighbor showed me how to make Barbie clothes. I've grown up a bit since then, and my love of sewing has also grown up, but the joy I take in creating things has never diminished.
I love taking fabric that was used for other purposes and finding a new way to use it! I love figuring out how to do something new with fabric - something I've never done before. I love that I never really know how some of my items are going to turn out. This is especially true for my fabric bowls - they seem to have a mind of their own; always a surprise when the item is completed. Face it - I love fabric no matter what!
Hello! My Name is Gala! Thanks for viewing my shop. All of my handmade bags, scarfs, scarf-collars, hats and others felting works I display on my blog: http://galafilc.blogspot.com/ More than welcome! Galafilc team
I've been seriously involved in textiles for about 20 years and have been dyeing for almost that length of time. The dyed items featured here are from our Serendipity range. Serendipity means 'the result of a happy accident', and these items from random dye pots are so very special and individual. Cotton and Viscose items are dyed using a combination of Fibre Reactive Dyes. Procion dyes are one member of this family, but I use other types too. All are colourfast and are disposed of in a caring manner with a keen eye on the environment. Silk and wool are dyed using acid dyes.
You can also catch me at paperpatches.etsy.com, and at various other places on the internet. I occasionally appear on TV demonstrating the Embellisher and other machines, about which I have written a book and made 2 DVDs.
Tired of trying to sell my work in a crisis country, I am finding new selling opportunities worldwide.
I studied Fine Arts, I work as a graphic and web designer but I also keep on painting and sewing, trying to make a living as an artist.