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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Felting for Frederick Fashion Week

This scarf just makes me think "french" for some reason - so that's what I'm calling it! lovely shades of soft green and aqua in wool and hand-dyed silk.

My friend, Christine, and I are taking part in some of the event of Frederick Maryland Fashion Week at the Cultural Arts Center, 15 N. Market Street in downtown Frederick. We'll be there on Friday evening at 7 and on Saturday, 9/18, where our models will be sporting our creative "art to wear" during the VIP cocktail hour from 7 - 8:00 p.m. We are very excited to be part of this show which is always sold out!
"Falling Leaves" This leafy wrap background is a gorgeous irridescent brown/copper depending on the way the light hits and it just called out to be an autumn wrap - what is more perfect at this time of year than falling leaves in Fall colors. I love it so much I want to keep it for myself! The "hanging" leaves were done on the Embellisher before being stitched and then wet felted.

A neck fancy created on the Embellisher before being stitched and then wet felted; soft curls added at the bottom.

Jacobean Wrap: I've very much wanted to create one of these for a long time as I just love the interesting details found in Jacobean embroidery. I'm all about the details and could spend hours. The background is a lovely irridescent deep wine that changes to plum depending on the lighting; ach end has a lovely ruched effect from the wool shrinkage during wet felting. This is mainly wet felted with a few Embellisher touches (what would I do without my Embellisher?).


  1. Amazing !
    Beautiful autumn colors

  2. What a lovely visual treat to start my morning down here in Aussie. They are all so lovely. There are so many techniques used here I haven't used yet and can't wait to try them out.

    I love "falling leaves" and I to would love to wear it.
    For me the little "french" scarf has a soft vintage look. Ohh... the detail on the Jacobean Wrap...absolutely wonderful.

  3. Gorgeous! Love the colurs and the textures, and leaves have always been of interest to me. Thank you.

  4. Thank you so much for your kind words - I love reading your comments and look forward to seeing what you are working on. It's fun to experiment and share what I've learned.

  5. Oh, my Margo...I don't know how you're going to let any of these pieces go. I love them all. Absolutely gorgeous!!!!

  6. These wonderful soft and flowing autumn "wraps" and the luscious scarves in this post are just perfect for your "event" happening tonight in Frederick, MD.........I hope you are having a great time and I know without a doubt your beautiful creations will cause a lot of interest on the runway! You are blessed with such a talent for putting pieces of fabrics and colors together.......always pushing that "envelope" a little more each year! Congratulations on the show; do let us see/hear more from the weekend's comments there. You are such an inspiration to so many.......

  7. Great are having fun ;o)

  8. Your work is fabulous. The detail is very evident as is your strong individuality.

  9. love colours and the detailing in the flowers: well done!