This week in my studio 15

This week in my studio 15

Rapt in colour Wrapped  in warmth 

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“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

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*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

 

 

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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

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

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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