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.

Thanks!

7 comments:

Doris (thphantom@aol.com) said...

ooooooh, Lorri, those wrist wraps are awesome. So charming and delightful!

Joanne Huffman said...

Your flowers are unique and beautiful - and I like the reassurance about not needing millinery skills because I have no such skills. Your wrist wraps are incredible. I would definitely sign up for a wrist wrap class (I would say "they are to die for" but that phrase is reserved for your class at AU, even though spelled differently). Make lots of extra wrist wraps for AU vending - I certainly wi9ll buy one (or more).

Angie in AZ said...

Ok, so truth be told, I'm not a flowery girl, but, these are gorgeous! I especially love the neutral one with the burlap! The wrist wraps are really beautiful! I think both will be successful classes! Are these the ones you sent for Create?

Connie said...

oh my! I LOVED the ribbon flowers- especially the daisy looking one...but the wrist wraps! oh my gawd! I want to take THAT class....just beautiful Lorri!

Connie said...

Lorri- the last wrist wrap, made into a pair, would be beautiful with a wedding gown! it's my favorite...i want to learn to make that one.

jan said...

Love the flowers with the multiple fabrics ... and that grey slipdresss with the collection of floppy poppies .... OMG! The wrist wraps look cool and I think will appeal to many. (I'll call you later today.)

Jill Berry said...

I love love love these, and want a pastel overcoat with wide lapels to wear them with. Very unique and elegant my friend....