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Currents- vest

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Close up view of thread embellishment and bead embellishment.

Date Created: September 1997
Line: Vest, wand
Techniques: machine quilting, thread embroidery; free form, needle weaving and shi sha mirror embroidery; bead embroidery and embellishment
Fabrics: Cotton and silk

The vest is made from a Hoffman Bali Batik fabric, in the colors of a rich cranberry and current color, shot with hints of mango, teal and mustard. I used these accents colors for the fabric yo yo's made from cotton velveteen, and metallic silk fabric. This was the sample for my Currents class.

The cotton base fabric is machine quilted with a double needle in some sections and free form stipple quilted in others. Machine embroidered sections of covered yarn resemble branches or vines, and provide an anchor for the additional embellishment of hand applied rayon cords.

Hand embroidered shisha mirrors are seen amongst needle lace embroidery. Beads and buttons are used along with metal charm embellishments to compliment the sea theme. The jewelry ensemble worn with this is Carnival. And the wand is called Mardi Gras.

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