Bring this portable hug with you and always have a friend nearby. Vintage silk velvet creates the softest face and the suction cup tentacles give lots of wearing options.
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.
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.
There’s something almost otherworldly about this delicate nuno felted wrap. It ripples and moves with 3-D leaves, roots , branches, and delicate swaths of eco-printed silk. There’s so many different ways to wear it, each one revealing a new perspective and detail.
UP close and personal…
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.
Seems I prefer the making to the recording! I’ve been very busy with all kinds of new pieces over the Fall and Winter 2019-20 but none have made it to the website yet!
So, here’s a snippet of this years works with more to come. My menagerie continues to grow with lots of dramatic dragons inspired by GOT, seals from looking out the window at Aspotogan (Mi’kmaq for where the seals come in and go out), the ever favourite foxes utilizing colourful vintage men’s plaid scarves.
I’ve also really been enjoying using resists to create seamless pieces, like my one piece “Peas on Earth” cowl with 3D pea pods on vintage acid green silk and “SuperHero” , a reversible cowl with lightening bolt cutouts revealing the neon coloured sari silk underneath.
This season also saw a lot of felt lace, using the amazing self healing properties of wool to create delicate patterns of different shapes and holes.
It’s been far too long since I’ve posted pictures of my work, so here is some of the latest from the 2016/2017 season. I’m now working on new pieces for the fall, inspired by past favourites but always striving for new and exciting combinations. Stay tuned for new work and updates on where to find me in the Fall, including the Etsy Made in Canada- Maritime Makers event September 23rd at the Cunard Centre. Can’t wait!!!