Step inside Studio 907. Be surrounded by the artifacts of a life in progress. Watch out for the snapping photos, the sharp edges of metal smithing, the incredible act of felting, the painting of silk, the shifting grounds of travel, the click clack of the mah jongg tiles, vibrant smells from the kitchen and the warmth of an ever full house. Never mind the dogs barking - they're friendly to the core. Grab a cup of coffee, pour yourself a glass of wine. Come enjoy a journey with me.
This nuno felted seamless vest hoodie is reversible. It's reminiscent of the sea with the greens and blues and is perfect for transitioning from winter drabs to spring colors.
I used acid dyes and the microwave dyeing technique to dye white silk gauze, some yarn, cocoons and tussah silk. These silks were used on one side of the vest and a vintage sari on the reverse side. Merino roving was sandwiched between the two silk layers to make this nuno felted hoodie vest with lots of surface design. In my stash, I pulled out two of my very favorite buttons that I bought years ago at the Paris flea market. I sewed them on the center front of the vest and made hand made threaded button holes onboth sides of the vest.
Work in progress.
Lots of surface design.
Free motion sewing was used to embellish the felted craters.