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.
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
|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.