Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Wearable Art Exhibit: Destination Savannah

Recently I was invited to exhibit some of my wearable art at the Destination: Savannah Quilt Show in Georgia, I was so excited to be able to share my work with the public! I had a great time coordinating some of the ensembles I had sewn over the years with my felted accessories to celebrate the 25-year anniversary of my company Annie's Keepsakes. Here are some of my creations, lol I am not a professional display person but you can get an idea of how they look, enjoy!
 "Chartreuse Charade" featured a faux-nuno felted wrap and wet-felted flower
 This was a shawl I felted with a sander and then over-dyed with mocha dye
 This "Fairie Flower Quilt" and doll bed won a blue ribbon at Houston Quilt Festival
 Nuno-mosaic shawl paired with a retro Perry Ellis outfit I made back in the day, still love it!
"Reflections of Monet" featured a flowing jacket and nuno-felted hand-dyed shawl with geode pin.
 My "Tree of Life Cloak" began life as a wool tablecloth until my first visit to SAFF, when I needle-felted this design to have something fun to wear!
 Lots of fun applique techniques featured in this garden ensemble
 This jacket and scarf combo features shibori dyeing and a geode pin
 These accessories were all wet-felted with a painterly approach using a resist
The "Raspberry Romance" ruffle scarf was wet-felted with shots of silk and bamboo added, and a perky hand-dyed fascinator to match
The lattice scarf was wet-felted along with the shoulder bag and paired with my vintage prom dress!