Augusta Handmade Fair

Our Spring Event is on May 4th from 12-4pm.

MICHELLE SCARBOROUGH

HANDMADE UPCYCLED HATS

Meet The Maker

WHO ARE YOU, WHERE ARE YOU FROM, & WHAT DO YOU DO?
I am  a retired critical care nurse and mother of 6. Born and raised in Los Angeles Calif. I live in the small town of Blythe in Richmond co.

DESCRIBE YOUR PROCESS.
All the hats are made from recycles cloth from old linens, clothing , and sewing projects. Each hat is one of a kind. For every hat sold one is donated to someone in need.
The planters and pot heads are made from hypertufa, a light weight cement recipe.

WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
Inspiration for all of my  projects come from my love of nature and respect for other’s works of art. I am very inspired by unfinished sewing and  quilting pieces that have been in storage for decades, made by loved ones that passed away years before. The idea  to make hats from recycled clothing came from a beautiful old wool jacket that couldn’t be worn anymore.

FUN FACT ABOUT YOU.
My grandson, 7 year old Odin, says that I am  a unicorn…..he likes to remind me that red hair, blue eyes, and being left handed are all recessive traits.

FAVORITE THING ABOUT DOWNTOWN AUGUSTA.
Downtown Augusta has some of the best local restaurants . This is also a great place to find unique art made by artist who live here.

WHY DO YOU LOVE TO DESIGN, CREATE + MAKE?
Designing and creating is something that comes from a place deep within my heart and soul.

WHAT IS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU WOULD SHARE WITH OTHER ARTISTS + MAKERS?
If you feel it…do it.