Sunday, March 4, 2018
Village at Sunset Art Coat
Then I set out to make lots of "pre-nuno-felt"... meaning I laid many beds of merino wool roving, covered with fine silk chiffon fabric in many bright colours, sourced from vintage saris. I worked them until the nuno felt was partially felted, but not near hard felted or shrunk at all.... Then I cut house shapes, and roofs, and windows and doors. The village was placed on another bed of merino in the form of a wool batt, and the sky, sunset and evening sky were all worked. The piece was quite huge, big enough to work as the front and back of the coat, from bottom edge to neck.
The last photo is the completed coat (still needing the detailed top stitching). You can see that I have added black sleeves with white stars, and just catch a bit of the collar that is black and curly locks in blue.