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Topic: Sleeveless Wool and Silk Quilted Jacket  (Read 6368 times)
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« on: February 10, 2010 09:18:14 AM »

I haven't posted on here much lately, I feel like the better my work gets in context, the less it fits here, and the less response it gets, probably because it is less 'crafty' in nature.

But anyway, this one's pretty simple with some quilting, so I thought, why not. Plus I'm taking a class in portfolio documentation, so I actually have some not-terrible photos of it.






Wool was originally an army long coat, dyed black and recut. Silk was hand-dyed in shades of red, then cut and sewn into the traditional "grandmother's flower garden" hexagon patchwork. This was then formed into the lining of the coat, with batting in between, and the entirety was quilted all the way through to the outside of the jacket. Collar is a section of felted wool sweater. Button is carved out of stiff leather.
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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2010 09:56:03 AM »

I love the look of this jacket. A bit dystopian, maybe? All the little details are pretty amazing.
Awesome work.
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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2010 10:02:40 AM »

Oh gorgeous!  I love to visit your blog and see your projects.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2010 10:06:39 AM »

holy cow this is amazing!

I can't imagine how much work must have gone into that. Great Job!
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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2010 10:11:30 AM »

wow that is beautiful! I feel like I'd wear the lining on the outside if that were mine, but I'm slighting obsessed with red... I do love the outside though and that you quilted it so one can see the hexagon shapes.. it looks great
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« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2010 10:34:18 AM »

Oh the classic "crafting vs designing" argument.  Roll Eyes

Regardless, I love the use of all the different shades of red, and the re-use of the different materials that went into it....
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« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2010 10:52:53 AM »

Oh the classic "crafting vs designing" argument.  Roll Eyes

Regardless, I love the use of all the different shades of red, and the re-use of the different materials that went into it....

I'm not a designer either--not at all, actually. I'm a Crafts major, so it's really the classic Craft vs 'crafty' argument that gets beaten into us all day every day by our teachers.
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« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2010 11:37:33 AM »

This is fabulous! I love everything about it!
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« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2010 11:58:32 AM »

I really like this.

What is this craft v. crafty argument you guys are talking about?
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« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2010 01:39:06 PM »

The quilted lining looks amazing, and I am in love with all those shades of red.
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