• This week in my studio 15

    Rapt in colour Wrapped  in warmth 


    “The creative process is a process of surrender, not control.”

    Julia Cameron


    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 V9038IMG_3835-1




    *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


    Below are images of the process I used. I am giving you a possibility it is up to you to make it your own










    Images of the finished art garment it is so scrumptious to wear.

























    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


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  1. Chelle says:

    Thanks Marilyn, did you see I am teaching in Melbourne :-)

  2. Marilyn Wilson says:

    Absolutely stunning!

  3. Chelle says:

    Thanks Carol glad you enjoyed.

  4. Carol Hitchcock says:

    Oh gorgeous!

  5. Chelle says:

    Yes it does feel strange when I am talking about summer or winter but every season is wonderful and we are celebrating glorious Autumn in all its beautiful colour.They forgot to remind the season it is Autumn because it was 27 c today just perfect.

  6. Chelle says:

    Thanks Pat the photos don’t do it justice,it is really very lovely with lots of lovely texture and colour

  7. Linda Paris says:

    Looks warm and fabulous. Always strange to see you planning for winter while I am hoping for a bit of summer.

  8. Pat says:

    WoW! This is a fabulous piece. I love the colours, detail stitching and the shape

  9. Chelle says:

    Thank you Jeann it is beautiful to wear like wrapping your self in a beautiful cocoon of warmth and colour.I have made it to fit me so if it doesn’t sell I get to keep it . Always planning ahead ;-)

  10. Jeann says:

    Wow! Looks fabulous.

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