Thursday, January 6, 2011
Two New Class Proposals~ Flowers and Felt Wrist Wraps
Here is an update of what I've been working on. All those rainy days I was trying to create. It took me a little longer than usual but I have designed samples for two new classes I will be applying to teach. I have recently submitted these to a retreat in SoCal and should hear back from them within the month.
The new classes are titled "Wayward Blooms" and "Wayward Wrist Wraps". Keeping in mind that my line title is "Wayward Threads" I thought it appropriate to carry that title forward.
The blooms are hand dyed and hand sewn, no machine involved. The fabrics I dye and tea stain make these unique to other flowers you see. While they are sturdy and wearable they still have a wayward air to them. They are fun to create and there is no "proper" way they get sewn or created. This makes it much more fun! Create as you go and not confined to feeling like you have to have fine millinery skills to make these.
The Wayward Wrist Wraps are of the same mentality (wayward that is) because the end result can't be completely planned . The silk and laces are laid flat as a base with the wool on top. As the pieces are turned into felt and fulled, the shrinkage creates the gathering like magic. I like projects that give me an element of surprise. After making the felt wrap I embellish with vintage buttons, crochet lace bits, and use a hand dyed cord or ribbon to wrap as a closure.
I would love for you to leave a comment as to wether these classes appeal to you or not.