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Formosa- vest

closeup view of pieced sections

Close up view of hand dyed cotton and silk fabrics embellished with buttons and beads.

Date Created: January 1996
Line: Vest
Techniques: Machine piecing and stitched embellishment; bead and button embellishment
Fabrics: Silk, hand dyed cotton fabrics

The inspiration for the color and fabric combinations for this vest came from the luscious peach colored shibouri silk fabric featured in the middle and top portions of the front of the vest. This is the class sample for Crazy Man.

The other fabrics that were used were hand-dyed cotton and solid colored silk dupioni fabrics. The piecing technique for this project is quite simple. Strips of fabric are cut in diagonal strips of random widths. Each strip is stitched with a 2" wide strip, which is folded over the seam of the diagonal strip. Then the strips are laid down and stitched onto a muslin foundation.

The strips and sections also have prairie point details. I added in my collection of dyed Mother of Pearl shell buttons, a few gold charms and glass beads.

The jewelry that I made for this vest is called Faerie Chatelaine, the original one in the same colors as the vest.

wearable art vest

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