Author Archives: smillil

Natural Lace

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Natural Lace

Eco-dyed vintage silk cozies up to natural and undyed merino, alpaca, blue faced leicester and baby camel felt, shot through with cactus silk golden threads. Use the handmade, fallen branch chestnut button to wear it multiple ways, using the lace as a button hole. Either side provides a different look, wear it with the silk side up to showcase the layers or the other side for a more subtle side.

For the Frill of it!

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For the Frill of it!

These pieces draw on a felting technique that creates delicate but sturdy frilly edges. The vintage textile used in these is a piece of a green vintage satin kurta, shot through with golden threads and an nubbly texture.

Marmalade Toast Scarflette

Vintage silk is sweetened with merino and cactus silk threads. The chestnut button can be used to wear it lots of different ways.

Secondary Colours Collar

Vintage silk ripples with secondary colours of merino and cactus silk fibres, closed with hand-painted buttons.

Coral Reef Scarflette

Vintage silk is sweetened with merino and blue faced leicester felt. The chestnut button can be used to wear it lots of different ways.

Just like an onion, peeling back the layers…

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Just like an onion, peeling back the layers…

Heartwood Scarflette

Layers of felt and vintage silk ruffles adorn this flexible scarf. Wrap it or wear it loose to show off its beautiful colours.

A Girl and Her Crow Scarflette

Layers of felt and vintage silk adorn this colourful scarflette with a fiery heart depicting a girl and her crow. Have some fun wearing it multiple ways to show off its lovely hues.

light and airy

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light and airy

these wraps are lighter than air, which means they can be worn lots of different ways. While they look delicate, nuno felted piece are sturdy and long wearing.

Moon Mist

A confection of vintage striped silk, sweetened with merino and silk felt. Wear it multiple ways using the handmade chestnut fallen branch pin.

Cotton Candy

Vintage japanese silk spins with 3-D felt bobbles, leaves and details. Wear it multiple ways with the handmade chestnut, fallen branch pin.

Crown Jewels

Layers of vintage silk and sari scraps adorn this jewel toned, nuno felted, cobweb wrap. Use the handmade chestnut pin to wear it multiple ways and each side provides a different look.

Nuno Felted Clothing!

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Nuno Felted Clothing!

I’ve been trying my hand at seamless felting, starting with a giant piece of old flooring underlay, cut into a resist. These pieces are part of my geological series.

Geode Dreams Coat

The base layer of this wrap jacket is a beautiful piece of hand-painted silk, with layers of merino and silk felt. A piece of vintage beaded silk and the geode pin reflect the beautiful sparkle of these amazing natural forms. The jacket can be worn multiple ways, with felt or silk side out.

Sedimentary, my dear…

Nuno felted vest echoes the layers in rock and the beauty of geodes. Wear it multiple ways with the geode pin. It can be worn multiple ways for a completely different look. This piece was my donation for Craft NS’s Aestival.

Oh Bee-have!

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Oh Bee-have!

In prep for the Evergreen Festival, things have been buzzing in the studio….

Bee Mine Silk Wrap: Vintage silk buzzes with merino and silk honeycomb. Use the needle-felted bee to wear it multiple ways.

Hive Mind Wrap: Vintage Silk Velvet buzzes with merino and silk honeycomb. Wear it lots of ways with the needle-felted bee pin.
BeeKeeper Wrap: Vintage silk buzzes with merino and silk honeycomb. Use the pin to wear multiple ways.

Frida freedom

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Back when we could still travel and explore museums freely, I fell in love with a Frida Kahlo painting at the MNBAQ in Quebec City. This amazing painting inspired this shawl which is meant to convey a feeling of connection and unity, at time when we are feeling more disconnected than ever. The wrap’s foundation is a large piece of vintage silk and it is decorated with merino, silk and alpaca nuno felt.