New Each Time

It all started with this one.
A jacket using the very last of a beautiful speckled kimono silk, creamy white with little sparkling spots woven in. I pieced it with other white silks into the jacket below.
A customer liked it and asked for the same in a different size. She understood, that because I’d used the last of the speckled silk, her jacket would be pieced with a different fabric. Hers would have a fabric with a swirling brushlike design.
I liked the results, interesting things were happening with the interaction of the design elements.
So I made another one, similar, but different and brought it to the ACC San Francisco show.
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And a new customer, looking for a mother of the bride jacket, saw it and asked for one in her size.
Below, in process, the latest version.
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I love how they are like siblings in a family, same ingredients, same environment but each completely different.

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  1. Karina Buck
    Posted September 10, 2017 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

    Absolutely beautiful Ann!

  2. Diane
    Posted September 10, 2017 at 7:02 pm | Permalink

    Your work is lovely! Do you teach, or do guild programs? (I’m in Eugene).

    Thanks – Diane

  3. Posted September 10, 2017 at 7:32 pm | Permalink

    Ann, simply lovely. I love the improvisation and how each jacket takes you further.

  4. Linda Shewbridge
    Posted September 11, 2017 at 12:06 am | Permalink

    They are so beautifully designed and the silk fabric makes the jackets shine.

  5. Kathie Brownlee
    Posted September 11, 2017 at 9:13 pm | Permalink

    Gorgeous!!! Nicer than most designers for sure.

  6. ceci
    Posted September 12, 2017 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    These are lovely – the way you manage to make pieced fabric as fluid and drape-y as a solid piece is so amazing.


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