I had a rather amazing experience last weekend at my Hand-Stitched Robot Ornament workshop, thanks to 826LA and Unique Los Angeles! We had five tables of madly-talented scientists sewing, gluing and pipe-cleaning away for hours as they each assembled (and programmed) their very own robots.
Here’s a relatively clean table shot, towards the beginning of the day.
Adorable lady robots. Check out their wheeled legs!
The wacky buttons I found at Moskatel’s in little packages called Grandma’s Grab Bag.
Everyone got so creative.
Loved the use of the letter beads and checked ribbon.
Perfect wheel buttons!
Pipe cleaners also made excellent bendable arms.
Unfinished but still beautiful. She planned to add bells to the bottom.
Even the young kids were able to sew and thread their own needles…I was so impressed!
This one is wearing a beautiful brooch.
We bought all the fabric, including this really amazing fabric covered in sequins, at Michael Levine.
Look at those brass button eyes.
The day wore on and eventually all the robots were finished, rolling away with their manufacturers covered in glitter, sequins and ribbon. Thanks to everyone who came and made a robot, or who stopped by and said hi, it was so fun. I am going to be selling a few of my robots at the Echo Park Time Travel Mart in the upcoming weeks: I’ll let you know when they’re there!
More photos here!