Robot love

Robot love

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.

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Here’s a relatively clean table shot, towards the beginning of the day.

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Adorable lady robots. Check out their wheeled legs!

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The wacky buttons I found at Moskatel’s in little packages called Grandma’s Grab Bag.

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Everyone got so creative.

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Loved the use of the letter beads and checked ribbon.

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Perfect wheel buttons!

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Pipe cleaners also made excellent bendable arms.

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Unfinished but still beautiful. She planned to add bells to the bottom.

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Even the young kids were able to sew and thread their own needles…I was so impressed!

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This one is wearing a beautiful brooch.

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We bought all the fabric, including this really amazing fabric covered in sequins, at Michael Levine.

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Look at those brass button eyes.

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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!

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  • http://www.uniquelosangeles.com sonja

    AMAZING JOB ALISSA! These look so fun, and everyone had a great time being creative. The only downfall to being the founder of the show is that i couldn’t sit down and learn how to make one too. 😉 Darn!

    We’d love to have you again in the Spring with another cool crafty workshop! Maybe I can take a few minutes to come be crafty with you… Thanks again for your creativity and for inspiring everyone!

  • http://826la.org christina

    These are great! I am so sad to have missed it, but I can’t wait to see what you made! Let’s do something crafty soon! Thanks again for hosting the workshop for 826LA!

  • Robbie Robot

    I believe that checkered ribbon legs are a patented element of the highly prized ‘walkerbots’

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