HGA DESIGN CHALLENGE
CONVERGENCE TAMPA BAY 2008
In spring of 2007, the Handweavers Guild of America selected three design teams, each consisting of two designers, one a handweaver, and one from the sewing/surface design community. Each team was given yarn custom dyed by Laura Bryant of Prism Yarns. The teams were given one year to complete an ensemble for the runway, to be previewed at the 2008 Convergence Fashion Show in Tampa Bay.
Handwoven, 8 shaft, combination weave. Rayon and cotton yarns from Prism, metallic yarn, bamboo weft. Satin collar, quilted and beaded, hand dyed lining, handfelted godet. Original Design
Handwoven tencel, 4 shaft Bird’s Eye. Original Pattern. Handbeaded embellishment.