This week in my studio I have been making a cloak ( large wrap ). It has been physically demanding dancing large amounts of sumptuous pure wool fabric with a layer of hand dyed silk flimsie around the sewing machine.
I am so glad I have my new Bernina as it has so much more throat and neck space.This cloak wrap is basically a full circle and takes 3 1/2 m of fabric, I chose a gloriously soft boiled wool.I have created this cloak for “Threadalicous” a group textile exhibition at Stonehouse Gallery Australia, May 1 -June 1 http://www.stonehousegallery.com
*Yummy Ingredients for making this cloak.
*Vogue pattern V9038
*3 1/2 m pure wool fabric at 150cm wide (thats a whole lot of fabric :-) )
*Rayon embroidery threads
*Hand dyed silk flimsie and silk slushies
*Variety of wool and silk yarns
* A least 4 days of your creative life
*Lots of muscles and ability to do dance
manoeuvres with your fabric around the machine
*Water soluble fabric
*hand painted silk fabric
For your hand dyed silk flimsie visit http://www.thethreadstudio.com/catalogue/fab/fab2.htm
For your hand dyed silk slushies http://www.thethreadstudio.com/catalogue/fibre/fibre9.htm
The scarves and wraps below have been created over several weeks and will be for exhibited and for sale at “Threadalicous” May 1 – June 1 http://www.stonehousegallery.com