Sunday, March 17, 2019

New "Spring" Work for the "La Moda IV Fashion Show" this Friday March 22, 2019 at noon in the Eloise Restaurant at the Drury Plaze Hotel in Santa Fe.

This coat is felt made with 8 mm Habotai silk and merino wool. It is dip dyed using wash fast dyes - Golden Pear and Lilac. The buttons are clay and placed above magnetic snaps.

I call this a French Vanilla Coat because that is the name of the dye I use to dye the pinkish color you can see on the sleeves and other places on the coat.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

La Moda III Fashion Show December 14 in Santa Fe New Mexico

Alpaca and merino jacket with
leather embellishment and vintage

Hand made felt jacket with burn out velvet
felted in.

Black locks jacket with silk lap
 and merino wool sleeves

Silk lap and merino wool
studio dyed

Needle felted fleece
studio dyed.

"Mountain Snow" silver
fabrics felted with merino
wool, beading.

Raw silk and merino coat
It was fun to see my garments on models at the La Moda III Fashion Show in Santa Fe.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

A collection of work from 2018.

Reversible coat

Grey, white and black Coat (SOLD)

Salmon/Shibori coat (SOLD)
Reversible Spiced Pumpkin Coat(SOLD)

Marsala Coat

Mandarin Vest with Moroccan band

Reversible Coat (SOLD)

Organza and merino, studio-dyed

Jacket with silk trim

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."