GARMENT GALLERY 2006-2010
Handwoven 8 shaft comgination weave structure, silk, rayon, and cotton. Handdyed with MNX dyes. Unlined. Couched details, handworked buttonholes. Vintage belt by Nina Gelardi. Jacket pattern from Burda
Handwoven 8 shaft combination twill structure, silk lined, modified Vogue pattern.
The fabric for this dress was leftover from the Designers' Challenge, Convergence 2008 Tampa Bay. Yarns dyed by Prism Yarns.
Handwoven 8 shaft twill variation, wool, cotton, synthetic. Nuno felt piping. Ultrasuede buttonholes and pocket trim. Couched details with embroidery floss. Silk lined. Pattern from burda.
Handpainted warps, MX Fiber Reactive dyes. Handwoven rayon, unmercerized cotton, cotton tape, wool weft, combination twill on 8 shafts with supplemental warp. Fulled. Handfelted belt, buttons and collar facing, silk sari lining. Ultrasuede buttonholes. Burda pattern.
Handpainted warps, MX Fiber Reactive dyes. Handwoven rayon and silk, combination twill on 8 shafts. Original design from draping. Handbeaded embellishment with wrapped chenille stems.
Handwoven in an 8 shaft Shadow Weave (Strickler 297) from cotton, rayon and synthetics. Original jacket design, used for Garment Construction workshops. Interrupted piping for button closure, polyester lining, twist ply rope interior trim.
Handmade felt from a Romney sheep fleece from my late mother-in-law's stash, and handmade felt from commercially carded Romney and silk. Dyed with Cushing Dyes and heat set in the microwave. Felt squares were cut and pieced, using stitching and needle felting techniques with the Janome Expressions needle felting machine. Original jacket design. Lined with a Sari from India.
This jacket was selected for exhibit in “The Eye of the Hurricane” Juried Felting and Silk Fusion Exhibit CONVERGENCE 2008, Tampa Bay, FL Juror: Chad Alice Hagen. This piece was also selected for exhibit for Fiber Celebrated 2009 at the Center of Southwest Studies Gallery, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO Juror: Emmie Seaman
Pieced vest from felt scraps, (wool and silk). Felt by Piroska Toth. Piecing techniques include stitching, binding, and needle felting with the Janome Expressions needle felting machine. Original vest design. Lined with a silk Sari from India.
This vest was selected for exhibit in “The Eye of the Hurricane” Juried Felting and Silk Fusion Exhibit CONVERGENCE 2008, Tampa Bay, FL Juror: Chad Alice Hagen
Handpainted rayon, and rayon/cotton warps. MX Dyes. Additional rayon bouclé warp wool singles weft. The structure is an 8 shaft combination weave based on Strickler 274. Lined with a silk Sari from India. Original Design. Inkle woven band with pick-up of cotton and rayon. Dress sewn from a silk slub fabric, lined with a silk Sari. Dress modified Vogue pattern.
While I was working on this piece, 17,000 acres of NJ Pine Barrens burned in an out of control wildfire, a huge loss to NJ's fragile ecosystem.
Handwoven cotton, rayon, and silk in plain weave. Fabric draped on the bias with one seam. Original pattern.
Vest - Handpainted Tencel, MX dyes, woven in 4 shaft twill. Commercial rayon accents, lined with vintage alpaca fur. Modified Burda pattern. The skirt is sewn from a vintage cut of wool, using a Burda pattern.
Handwoven mohair, cotton, rayon in a plain weave, brushed on the loom. Reworked from one of my original production garments, circa 1982 (photo far left), Burda pattern. Trimmed and lined with a silk Sari from India.
Machine fulled handwoven fabric, hand brushed mohair, rayon, and cotton. Plain weave. Trimmed with bias cut strips of a cotton sari from India. Original pattern.
This garment was created using a draping method on a dress form for an article for Handwoven Magazine, Issue 132 Nov/Dec 2006