I've been pretty busy working in my studio, dyeing fabrics, lace, & ribbons and recreating garments into new ones. I completed this jacket and have a few more to work on. This is a vintage rayon acetate bedjacket I dyed a caramel color. I then trimmed the bottom with a hand dyed silk ruffle and collaged the back with hand dyed and vintage fabrics and lace. The more I look at this I'm not sure I'm finished with it.
I you live in the Santa Cruz area I will be having a trunk show at Idle Hands located at 805 Pacific from 6:00 - 9:00 as part of First Friday art walk. Please stop in and see what I've been up to, have some refreshments, and see other wearable artists and there wares. After the trunk show I'm heading over to the Crepe Place to a CD release party fro Jay Lingo where my friend Sharon Allen is opening. Here's Sharon in one of my reborn slip dresses she wore to her CD release party. I dye silk habotai, created yoyos with the silk and sewed them onto a vintage slip with vintage shoe button centers.
I work in an unorthodox manner as I am creating several pieces at a time, dragging out bins of vintage laces and linens to use along with my own piles of dyed fabrics and trim, flitting from one piece to another seeing what works or speaks to me. This is what my studio looks like and will for many months to come as I start to travel and teach at retreats and vend and try to create in between.