GARMENT GALLERY 2000-2005

 

Dragonfly FrontDragonfly Back"DRAGONFLY"  2005

Hand painted rayon/silk warp woven in 2/1 twill, novelty rayon woven in plain weave, and immersion dyed mohair loop woven in a modified 3 thread bird's eye, all on 8 shafts. MX Dyes. Trimmed in commercial fabric, in-seam buttonholes.  Pattern from Burda.
This garment appeared as part of the Fabric Forecast Year in Review, Handwoven Magazine Issue 130 May/June 2006

 

Phoenix Rising FrontPhoenix Rising BackPhoenix Rising Detail"PHOENIX RISING"  2005

Handpainted mohair bouclé, cotton, rayon, and silk warps with MX Fiber Reactive Dyes. Handwoven, 8 Shaft Block Twill.  Vogue Pattern.
 This garment appeared as part of the Fabric Forecast Year in Review, Handwoven Magazine Issue 130 May/June 2006

 

Peacock FrontPeacock BackPeacock Detail"PEACOCK FANTASY"  2005

Pieced handwoven rayon, cotton, silk and mohair (front band), rayon lining and binding, beads. Adapted from a Vogue Pattern.
This garment was exhibited at:
 FIBER CELEBRATED 2007 Intermountain Weavers Conference Juried Exhibit, Durango, CO
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ransgression & Transformation (TnT) Surface Design Association Juried Fashion Event  2007 Kansas City, MO
SEAMS: CONTEMPORARY ART TO WEAR 2008 The Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ  Curated by Joanie San Chirico and Dorrie Papademetriou

 

Cocoon FrontCocoon BackCocoon Detail"COCOON"   2005

Pieced handwoven plain weave mohair, rayon, cotton, and silk.  Recycled animal fur, rayon lining, polyester and silk binding.  Modified Folkwear pattern.  Featured on the home page of Folkwear Patterns www.folkwear.com
This garment was exhibited at:
Handweaver's Guild of America exhibit "Make a Grand Entrance", Convergence 2006, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
FIBER CELEBRATED 2007 Intermountain Weavers Conference Juried Exhibit, Durango, CO, IWC Award for Excellence in Functional Wearable
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ransgression & Transformation (TnT) Surface Design Association Juried Fashion Event  2007 Kansas City, MO

 

Smoky Crystals FrontSmoky Crystals Detail"SMOKY CRYSTALS" 2005

Pieced squares of fringed, handwoven, brushed mohair, rayon, and cotton.  Original pattern

 

 

 

Passion Fruit FrontPassion Fruit BackPassion Fruit Detail"PASSION FRUIT" 2005

Pieced vest from handwoven rayon, cotton, and silk, silk trim, rayon lining.  Original vest pattern from "Making a Pieced Vest from Leftovers" Workshop.
This garment appeared as part of the Fabric Forecast Year in Review, Handwoven Magazine Issue 125 May/June 2005

 

Fringed Jacket FrontFringed Jacket DetailFringed Jacket Detail"FRINGE JACKET" 2004

Handwoven cotton and rayon, broken twill, polyester lining.  Adapted from a Burda pattern. 
This garment appeared as part of the Fabric Forecast in Handwoven Magazine Issue 124 March/April 2005. This garment is available for purchase from the eShop. $750.

 

Butterfly FrontButterfly BackButterfly Detail"BUTTERFLY COAT" 2004

Handwoven four shaft inlay (Theo Moorman technique).  Wool, acrylic, Pendleton Woolen Mill blanket edges.  Trimmed in wool jersey.  McCall's pattern.
This garment appeared in a feature, "Theo Moorman Goes Big", Handwoven Magazine, Issue 127 November/December 2005

 

Rising Sun FrontRising Sun Detail"RISING SUN" 2004

Handwoven 8 shaft twill variation silk, cotton, polyester, and metallic.  Silk coordinating fabric.  Adapted from a Vogue pattern.

This garment appeared as part of the Fabric Forecast Year in Review, Handwoven Magazine Issue 120 May/June 2004

 

Goddess Cabaret FrontGoddess Cabaret Detail"GODDESS CABARET" 2003

Handwoven, handbrushed (during weaving) mohair fabric in a 4 shaft rib weave on a straight draw; trim and coordinating jacquard wool skirt fabric from Pendleton Woolen Mill (field trip during the ANWG 2003 conference); pewter buttons; cape and skirt adapted from Vogue patterns.
This garment appeared as part of the Fall/Winter '04-'05 fabric forecast in Handwoven Magazine Issue 119 March/April 2004.
This garment also received the Lois Fronk Award for Sewn or Tailored Garment, Convergence 2004 Fashion Show Exhibition, "Fibers with Altitude, Garments with Attitude", Denver, CO

 

Complex Wanderings FrontComplex Wanderings BackComplex Wanderings Detail"COMPLEX WANDERINGS" 2003

Handwoven 8 shaft 2-block Point Twill (Strickler #165) of cotton and rayon; machine quilted to fleece backing;  dyed animal skin for accent fabric;  polyester sari for lining; adapted from Design and Sew Pattern #325 
Originally designed as a sectional warping demonstration, the first five yards of fabric came off the loom and was exhibited at Convergence '96 "Lengths of Time" yardage exhibition in Portland, Oregon.  It took another six years to clear the remaining 6 yards from the loom.  Everything has its season. This garment may be purchased from the eShop. $850.

 

Softening The Edges FrontSoftening the Edges Detail"SOFTENED EDGES" 2003

8 Shaft deflected double weave (Weaver's Fall '97) handwoven of rayon; reversible; silk jacquard contrast fabric; pattern adapted from Paw Prints Pattern Company "Kanji Coat"
This garment appeared as part of the Spring/Summer '04 Fabric Forecast in Handwoven Magazine Issue 117 November/December 2003

 

Surgically Tied FrontSurgically Tied Detail"SURGICALLY TIED" 2003

Handwoven, handbrushed  recycled plain weave fabric (it used to be a skirt, circa 1982) of mohair, rayon, cotton; cotton velveteen upholstery fabric ( leftover from a job circa 1970's) for lining; Kumihimo braid front closure; adapted from a Vogue pattern.
The making of the Kumihimo braid inspired the "Endnotes" essay in Handwoven Magazine, Issue 115 May/June 2003

 

Evolution FrontEvolution BackEvolution Detail"EVOLUTION" 2002

8 Shaft Shadow Weave (Weaver's Spring '99) handwoven of rayon and acrylic,  inkle woven bands, silkscreened polyester lining (from a graduate surface design class in 1979); Original Design 
This vest inspired the article "Designing from the Stash" in Handwoven Magazine, Issue 111 September/October 2002

 

Eventually FrontEventually Detail"EVENTUALLY" 2002

Handwoven wool fabric circa 1978 (my first yardage); machine quilted cotton contrast fabric; cotton lining; adapted from a Burda pattern.

 

 

 

Slice and Dice FrontSlice and Dice LiningSlice and Dice Detail"SLICE AND DICE" 2000

Pieced recycled handwoven fabric of rayon, cotton, and silk; wool crepe trim and binding; antique jacquard cotton casement fabric for lining, adapted from a Butterick pattern.
This garment inspired the article "Slice and Dice Those Old Castoffs for a New Look" in Handwoven Magazine, Issue 102, November/December 2000