Monday, December 6, 2010

The Jacket

Well, it's been a while since I've posted anything....just so caught up in the holidays...decorating and such. It's something I love to do and everything else seems to go by the wayside. Last month while teaching in Greenville, NY at the Hudson River Valley Workshops, one of my students - Sheila, started a jacket made with fabric she designed herself and then had printed through a company called Spoonflowers. The fabric was based on a picture she took of her garden - how cool is that! The fabric in and of itself was beautiful but the combination of other fabric and design elements that she used made it fabulous! Sheila also did some beautiful thread work using metallics for just a hint of glitz. She just sent me the results of her finished piece - this is a beauty!
I love the dimension Sheila gets by adding flowers above the horizon.
The pocket detail on the jacket is wonderful. Sheila did some screenprinting on a sheer fabric and used it as an overlay along with more of the flower print. It was very subtle and affective.
And a close-up of the back and beautiful stitching!
Sheila works full time and does this in her spare moments. In just a month, she completed this wonderful piece.  Can you imagine what she'll accomplish when she retires? Way to go Sheila!

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