Saturday, April 13, 2013

Celestial Jacket 2



The finished jacket....as I mentioned, it had been going into the reds and ochres, but on the day I dyed it, it just had to become blues and greens.... 


  Felting, drying, stitching, fulling, then dyeing....then I added the finishing stitches.  Layers of intention.  I used some lovely fine silk yarn in gold, but the predominant yarn is a Koigu KPPPM. 

  I find it a bit crazy that I have my own yarn company and don't dye my own embellishing yarns, but I really love Koigu for this. I love their colourways and the colour intervals, and since it is perfect for me, and my desired outcome, I am happy to support a wonderful Canadian yarn company!


Combinations of craters, organza circles, prefelt stitches, and then hundreds of french knots. It is so wonderful to be working on a piece that can have as much time as I want to give it....no commercial pressure....this piece will be for sale, but it is not made with production in mind. 


Onto the next celestial piece...this is just the start of the collection.....

Warm wishes,
Fiona

18 comments:

  1. and I'm back with more wows! it looks even more amazing dyed, I love the colours and the shape and everything.

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    1. Thank you, Wendy. It is always hard to decide what colours to dye, and if to dye at all....but lucky for me I can make as many of these as I want, as I sell them, so every colour can be made!
      It just depends on the day...thanks for visiting!

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  2. Hi Fiona ... a long time ago I was felting and teaching it to guilds in southern Ontario ... and the one thing that I really wanted to do was make a jacket/coat, but never did. I did do several 'scenes by hand felting and sold a large one to a doctor in Toronto ... then free-motion machine embroidery took a bigger hold on my creativity. I just want to say how beautiful I find your work and I plan on following your blog. I love what you do !

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    1. Thank you! I enjoyed reading about your creative process and the evolution of your craft. I look forward to seeing more fo your work also- visiting your site just now! Thanks for visiting and following!

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  3. Oooh Fiona, this is such a beautiful piece you made !!!
    You're sooo good in the deying bit !!! (ánd the rest of course)
    Ha, although you turned to another colour sceme than you first
    intended, I see the ocres and yellows pop in anyway ;-)

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    1. Thank you, Els! I am having such a good time in the studio right now...not worrying about making things for sale (although they will be) an just stretching my creativity as much as possible. Like my most perfect daydream life...weehee! It is so true about the ochres! The green sections on the coat wre also made by overdyeing ochre in blues.....xoFiona

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  4. beautiful, indeed, Fiona! Love your craters!

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    1. Thank you Ginny! I love that as a texture...have some new things in mind though, once I finish up a few more pieces in this collection...lots of shibori on the way, I feel it coming! xoFiona

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  5. Beautiful detail - love the colours!

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  6. What a gorgeous jacket Fiona! I love the shape,the design,the colour and the detail. Beautiful.

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    1. Hi there Pat! Thank you! Been thinking of you recently...talk more soon, Fiona (thanks for reading too!)

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