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Autumn's Harvest Ensemble

close up of ribbonworked flowers and leaves

Close up view of ribbon and fabric flowers and leaves.

Date Created: September 2000
Created especially for: Hoffman Fabrics of America
Line: Coat, hat and Skirt
Techniques: machine piecing and quilting; free form and silk ribbon embroidery; ribbon work flowers and leaves; bead embellishment
Fabrics: Hoffman Bali Batiks

This jacket ensemble was commissioned by Hoffman Fabrics for the Houston Quilt Festival in 2000. I was invited to their warehouse to pick out my fabric choices and given carte blanche on the design. Can you imagine shopping for fabric with a shopping cart in a warehouse as big as a grocery store? I was a kid in a very big candy store, what fun I had!

The jacket was strip pieced first, cut into sections and stitched with additional vertical strips. The embellishment of ribbonworked flowers and leaves pick meander along a chenille ric rac trim. The ribbons and silk ribbon embroidery pick up the colors of the Bali Batik fabrics perfectly. Additional embellishment of metal charms, glass beads and vintage Bakelite and celluloid buttons were added to enhance the overall design.

The skirt is made from the very colorful Bali fabrics as well as the matching hat. The hat is embellished with wire ribbon flowers and leaves. The jewelry ensemble worn with this is Tuscan Sunset. The purse that is worn with it is Button Flashbacks.

wearable art jacket with ribbon worked flowers and leaves wearable art with ribbon worked flowers and leaves embellished with silk ribbon embroidery

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