To pick up what has been left behind, to diveā€“in fields and orchards, for the things needlessly abandoned. A welfare system from ancient times where farmers left the corners of their fields unharvested, the olives and grapes ungathered, so the poor could come through and collect. The gleaners (Des Glaneuses) of Millet's painting would find our world a despicable state: a mound of filth made of our wasteful consumption.

Gleaner Designs applies this concept to the art of creation.  These designs use what is left over, from design to material. Be it a skirt made from a sheet, or from striped corduroy pants, a basked made of English Ivy.  With this we protest of the fickle taste consumer culture affords, and the unnecessary waste of labor and materials.

Call it  reuse, repurpose, recycle, assemblage, the challenge of limitations, a puzzle.  The designs are original, each piece is in some way one of a kind, handcrafted, and available with custom fitting.

I hope you enjoy my work.


Lindsey Scherloum - the traveling Seamster

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