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.