Tuesday, December 4, 2018

A successful show season ends with the La Moda III Fashion Show in Santa Fe.

As the Holiday season is approaching I am planning my production schedule for new work. We are having below zero temperatures at night and several inches of snow which seems early for the year. My alpaca/ merino felt jacket received the second place for Garments at the Taos Wool Festival in October. I finished it 4 days before the show and neglected to take a picture of it. This was the first garment I made using alpaca fiber. I loved the feel of the alpaca wool blend felt and my second piece made with alpaca is shown in the last post. I have purchased some Huacaya/Suri blend roving from Ranchos de los Suenos which I have already needle felted into 5 mm habotai silk fabric along with a thin layer of merino wool roving. I will be wet felting it and look forward to the feel of the felt with this blend. The fiber is white so I will be dying the finished felt for a garment. Below is a picture of the beautiful New Mexico landscape showing fall colors, that I took about a month ago in Abiquiu, en route to Santa Fe.

La Moda III Fashion Show

An assortment of my garments below will be in the show.

Hand felted, raw silk fabric and merino wool. Studio-dyed.
Hand felted, alpaca and merino wool. Silk fabric and merino wool sleeves - studio dyed. Leather embellishment and vintage buttons
Blue violet coat, hand made felt from studio dyed
 merino wool and silk fabrics, printed silk fabric,
wool yarn and silk roving
Hand made felt jacket, studio dyed merino
 wool roving, burn out velvet
fabric and silk fabrics.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Piece submitted to the Albuquerque "Open Space Visitor Center" Fiber Arts Exhibit related to the Theme of "Water", as part of the 2018 New Mexico Fiber Crawl.

Exhibit location: 6500 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM
April 28 to May 27 2018

Title: Mountain Snow

Handmade felt, merino wool and fabrics, sewn and beaded.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

"Fiber Rocks!" Exhibit Piece is finished.

Quoted from the EVFAC website - "To inspire artistic expression of contemporary fiber artists, and raise awareness about the local heritage we have decided to partner with Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project’s (MPPP) and developed a curated traveling exhibition of fiber work titled Fiber Rocks."

Felter's Rendezvous 2016

I will be giving two day classes at Felter's Rendezvous in March at Estes Park Colorado. See the link below.

We have relocated to Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico.
New address is:

FeltCrafts LLC
P.O. Box 772
Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Whirlwind of work in my studio

My studio has been in a whirlwind trying to finish garments for the textile exhibit at the Denver Art Museum for the summer exhibit. I have a few pictures of some pieces. I made three jackets with set in sleeves, a short jacket that was made from a pattern I made off of a vintage piece that Colleen Alexander let me borrow, and several vests that I had made before but I changed the sides on two making a short lacing.
Below is the short jacket with a matching scarve: It is merino wool and spots of silk
The jackets:
Two are merino wool and Silk lap as the outside layer felted together. The Purple one is merino wool with 8 mm habotai silk fabric felted together. I cut them out, dye the pieces and sew them together.

The vests with side lacing:

The vest with the chiffon fabric through the back that ties in the front panel on each side. I have made this before and sold one at ArtWear Fashion Week in Fort Collins, Colorado a couple of years ago.