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Upcycling Expert - Annie Temmink

Annie Temmink

Annie completed her BA in sculpture and math from Davidson College in North Carolina, and received a Thomas J Watson Foundation Fellowship to travel independently for twelve months studying fashion and textiles.  From Indonesia to Japan, India to Uganda and Tanzania, she worked with village women, dove through sprawling second-hand markets and explored fashion in the world’s biggest cities and smallest towns.  The scope of her studies took her from preparing plants for organic dyes to exploring the factories that produce clothing for brand name stores.

Much of Annie’s inspiration comes from common or unwanted materials whose wide availability sparked her interest in recycling materials six years ago. Now she transforms repurposed clothing into sculpture for solo exhibitions and larger installations. Her work catches attention including that of trend forecasting companies in New York and private collectors on the east coast. Annie looks forward to blogging about her experiences and showing you how to create fabulous projects (clothing, jewelry and beyond) with materials from Goodwill.

Annie currently designs and makes clothing and accessories (and dances like-a-fool) in Charlottesville, Virginia. To learn more and to see Annie's projects visit: www.artemmink.com

Break Bread

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Dec 10, 2014 12:40:00 PM

break breadHomemade breads and muffins are such a treat when the weather is cold. In about an hour you can make a big batch of carrot raisin, zucchini, or blueberry-lemon muffins.  With a little tissue paper and a fun baking dish, or box, you can turn these delicious treats into covetable Christmas gifts!

break breadYou can use a high-quality baking mix, or make the bread from scratch. Just make sure to follow the instructions and spray your pan with oil or non-stick spray before baking.  If you need new bakeware, you’ll break breadfind a great selection at Goodwill. Pick up a muffin tin, bread pan, or casserole dish (and maybe get a teapot and some neat cups to treat your friend to an afternoon of tea and yummy treats). If you decide to make muffins, you could also pick up a basket and checkered dishtowel. After baking and cooking, you can wrap up the bread (pan and all) with festive papers and ribbon. Or, cut the bread into pretty slices, place in a cellophane bag with ribbon, and place it back in the baking dish with a fun cooking spoon or other utensil to make a festive gift set. Go with what inspires you while you’re at Goodwill! You may even be able to pick up an odd cookbook, or a fun apron, too!

break breadIf you don’t find the right thing, consider giving a Goodwill gift card. That way your friends can find their own favorites! Every purchase helps support new jobs for those in your community, with disabilities and other barriers to employment. Happy baking, and happy holidays!

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