Cranes for the New Year

A jacket pieced from beautiful kimono silks, highlighted with cranes silhouetted against gold clouds.
Symbols of good luck and eternal youth, cranes are the perfect theme for the beginning of 2017.
Can you see them?
Even closer for a better look.
Beads along the seam lines between the pieced sections.
I’m sending wishes of good luck and eternal youth to each and everyone of you!
Happy 2017!

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  1. Judith A Fardig
    Posted January 8, 2017 at 9:36 pm | Permalink

    So lovely!

  2. Christina G Sells
    Posted January 8, 2017 at 9:42 pm | Permalink

    Gorgeous! Sending good luck in the New Year to you too! You already have eternal youth.;-)

  3. Susanne Scott
    Posted January 9, 2017 at 3:03 am | Permalink


  4. ceci
    Posted January 14, 2017 at 11:49 am | Permalink

    Stunning – is the stripe texture in the sleeves and (maybe?) set into the front a second fabric that you collected to go with the cranes, or…..? I’m trying to imagine the process to get to this pretty thing!


    • Posted January 24, 2017 at 3:52 am | Permalink

      The sleeve fabrics is another piece. There are a number of fabrics in this jacket, all chosen to go with the cranes. I started making pieced jackets similar to this one [they are never identical] in order to use up my scraps. These fabrics are too beautiful to throw out, so I keep the smaller pieces until I find a use for them.

  5. Posted March 2, 2017 at 9:17 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful one love the jacket it’s so awesome, i’m a big fan of your design apparels. printed design pattern is very peaceful looking and front button fashion is a good classic style, cranes silhouetted was very unique one i love the neck designing style it’s super one, you done a great job i really welcome your’s more design apparel and good thoughts thanks you so much for your great inspirational work thank for sharing good handmade clothes.

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