woensdag 23 november 2011


In the end of this season the last hortensiaflowers in our nursery are giving their beautifull antique shades in purple, lavender and soft green. Special the hortensia with the name 'together' I love very much. It inspired me to make this long jacket with some pieces of an old scarf and sari. I dye it in the colour plum, which faded out in a soft teal-grey. It gave the jacket a romantic gothic style.

To tell you the truth thefelting didn't go as easy as I wanted. Every jacket is an OOAK, one of a kind and unique. There is always something new I like to try in it and therefore the risk of some difficulties. In this jacket the silkpieces of an old sari gave me some trouble, because they wouldn't catch by the wool and they lost a lot of colour in the dyebath. After dyeing I took the loose pieces away and they left me with a beautifull green shade, which matches perfectly with the green shade of the dyebath. The wristwarmers I had made to complete the jacket were to thick to wear under the sleeves. I decide to cut them open, stitch them together and use it as a headwrapping. It will keep me warm in the coming winter!

4 opmerkingen:

  1. wat mooi!! en eel leuk model heb je ook nog!! geweldig.

  2. Het is prachtig Dorie, dat wordt een mooie en warme winter voor jou.

  3. What a remarkable project...and such a lovely color, too!

  4. Que hermoso resultado ¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡ Gracias al traductor a español puedo entender bien el proceso y este desafio es todo un exito, el resultado es increiblemente bello, ¡¡¡¡ desde Chile, Susana