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fortannam

fortannam
Date Joined: January 20, 2019
Last Online: March 27, 2020
Birthday: March 16
Country: United States

ABC’s of ME!

A: art, apparel, avengers, apples

B: buttons, books (see that section), bookmaking, blue, balloons, buckles

C: coffee (anything related to coffee), cross-stitch, costumes, cats, crafts (see that section), Christmas anything, crochet

D: design, desserts, drawing, dachshunds

E: ecru, eolienne, eyelet, embroidery

F: fabric, fine art, fashion, fonts

G: grimm, gelato

H: hello kitty, history, hand bags, holly/Christmas, handmade

I: ink, indigo, ikat

J: juxtaposition

K: kites, khaki

L: letterpress, lace

M: music (see that section), muji, maps

N: nature, night owl

O: outdoors, oatmeal

P: postcards (vintage, touristy, artsy), painting, pouches, paper crafty/handmade, printmaking, patches

Q: small quilt items for uses not in a big quilt

R: royalty, random crap, retro, religious

S: sewing related, scraps (of fabric/trims/paper), shells (especially abalone), spring

T: theater, theatrical, television (see that section), textiles, typography, toggles, trims, tassels

U: useful things, urchins

V: vintage style, violet, varigated

W: water color, wrapping paper, wall paper, winter

X: xerox (old, vintage)

Y: yellow, yardsticks, yuletide, yachts

Z: zippers – all kinds/styles, zines

3-D: printed items, stuff with filling, paper pop-up

Dislikes

  • anything for kids (mine are out of the house)
  • actual food items
  • anime/graphic novel/video game related
  • nudity/horror/violence
  • licorice/anise
  • cigarettes/smoking

About Me

I worked hard to finish high school and was the first in my family to attend college, my college degree is in fine arts and I’ve taken classes in oil, watercolor, etc. I also minored in Costume Design and so love history and cosplay..My “medium” is more into fabric and fiber. I love vintage fabrics, buttons, trims. My favorite color is that dark blue that sometimes looks purple. I like yarns, cording, and threads. I like paper, paper crafts, and sometimes sew paper to fabric. I have a sewing machine, a serger, and a coverstitch machine. I have a dedicated craft room with shelves of paper, fabric, beads, rubber stamps, yarns, trims, patterns, crafty magazines, and jars of buttons.

I put my love of sewing to work in the sportswear and outdoor apparel industry. I currently am Product Engineer at Columbia Sportswear Company, with 25 years of experience including Nike, Castelli, Merrell, Norm Thompson Outfitters, and Sebago among others. My work in the industry includes developing garments, fabrics, and trimmings.

I teach sewing classes and lead the Fabric & Fiber Meet-up at our local library maker space. The maker space (called the Collaboratory) includes: Fabric & Fiber: Sewing machine/serger/fabrics Knitting/crochet yarns and needles Micro-electronics & 3D Printing: UP mini 2 3D printers by Tiertime https://youtu.be/vX-sBznaKdo Arduino/microcontrollers Makey Makey/Raspberry Pi Paper Crafting & Vinyl: Sizzix Big Shot die-cutter https://youtu.be/j0X5aHGg3Xc Silhouette Cameo die-cutter https://youtu.be/J-k6vlZT_BU Rubber stamps/inks/pens Vellum/vinyl heat transfer sticker Flatbed heat press Laminating machine Multi-media: Laptops with maker software Digital camera with green screens Lego/K’Nex model building Glowforge https://youtu.be/ysCaqh38JVQ ... and more!!

I’m also a member of the National Button Society, Oregon Button Society, and Portland Button Club. I enthusiastically continue to learn about button collecting and history. I will be presenting a lesson at the NBS annual convention in 2019 called “What’s new with buttons?” where I’ll look at how buttons are made today in large scale industrial button making processes, and small-scale buttons made at home.

Favorite Television

Loved Eureka And The Expanse! I also enjoy Victoria on PBS Masterpiece – mostly due to the history and costumes. Star Trek fan by default (my family loves it so I watch). I also recently re-watched the entire 6 seasons of Grimm – mostly because it was filmed in Portland and I personally know a lot of the extras & side characters from working with modeling/talent agencies here in Portland through my jobs. I have a desire to watch The Crown – but it will have to wait.

Favorite Crafts

Sewing small easy projects... I recently make zipper pillow covers for my couch pillows. I like zipper pouches. I like to sew fabric and paper together. I am working on sewing my scraps of fabric together to make new fabric for an over-the-shoulder bag. I have made some hand-made postcards. I’m discovering modge podge!

Favorite Books

My favorite books are historically accurate fiction about places or people (not science fiction/fantasy/romance/horror/etc.) I like something that is at least loosely based on reality. I enjoy travel writings, biographies, and text-book type books on textiles, fashion, sewing, costumes, costume history, etc.

Right now I'm reading "Worn Stories" a collection of stories from famous people about one single garment/piece of clothing that has stuck with them. It's super interesting!!

Favorite Music

My daughter recently took me to see Raconteurs- amazing! My favorite music depends on the day. I love everything from Classic Rock to Classical, from Country to Alternative Grunge, from Showtunes to Pop. Everyone in my family plays and instrument and/or sings – except me (I play the radio). I’ve always been around music and had an appreciation – but for me it’s driven by the mood.

Ratings

DuhBe rated for RSS: Mug Rugs! on Mar 28, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the great mug rug, I loved that little pocket for the tea bags! Super cute and well made.
Magenta3 rated for MAE - Your Choice on Mar 28, 2020
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Comment: Envies are fun. Thanks!
pernie123 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #96 on Mar 28, 2020
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Comment: Thank you. A button society? Interesting!
karli rated for 🔖Bookmark and Recommendation #1🔖 on Mar 27, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for interesting book ideas! Karli
isandie rated for RSS: Pocket Page Mini Album Swap on Mar 27, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much, Anna! It’s so cute! I wish I would have thought to fuse material to paper!!! XOXO
sherba31 rated for CPG Decorated Flat Envie - US Only on Mar 26, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the envie full of fun! I had this eyeglass paper too! The fabric envie is terrific - what material is it made of? Appreciate all the trim, buttons, and pretty paper. Great swap!
SydneySix rated for 80's Swap Round 4 on Mar 26, 2020
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Comment: I love the collage and the textured paper! Plus the extras!
saellys rated for Visible Mending Swap - Fabric Scraps on Mar 24, 2020
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Comment: Thanks so much! Love the constellation fabric.
basykes rated for FPRU: ABC~ ad cards Letter S on Mar 23, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for Santa Fe!
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Comment: Thank you for the fun tag!
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Comment: Hi Anna! Thanks so much for the awesome PC! I love it!
ToujoursMoi rated for 1-INCH of PCs MAR 2020 on Mar 20, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so very much for the great postcard. I love vintage postcards, too
Moxieroe rated for CPG Flipbook Swap - US Only on Mar 19, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the cute flipbook! I love the addition of the envelopes and pocket. And the band to hold the goodies in place is such a great idea and looks great!
turtles27 rated for YTPC: Paper Heart Butterflies on Mar 19, 2020
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Comment: So cute and thank you for all of the extra goodies!
skinny52 rated for FPRU: ABC~ ad cards Letter Q on Mar 17, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the quilt postcard! Best wishes,Mar/skinny52
Wyopenpal rated for Coloring Collab 2020 #3 on Mar 16, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the great and early swap.
mejulia rated for WIYM: Flower postcard on Mar 16, 2020
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Comment: Beautiful flowers, thank you. Thank you for the second postcard, it arrived today.
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Comment: Thank you much for the Mackinac Island PC & your yummy dessert answers. I love Ice cream too! But I'm weird & only eat it when it's warm weather. Because I get chills eating it when it's freezing cold outside, lol !
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Comment: I love this PC! Thank you for sending it my way!! Your jokes gave me a chuckle :)
swayzer rated for 80's Swap Round 4 on Mar 10, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the page, I love the wood embellishment