|See Ann's logo in the upper right hand corner of this pieced scarf. All fabric is vintage kimono silk. Yum.|
|Here Ann is wearing a coco-style jacket & pants, both of vintage kimono silk. She is also wearing one of her scarves.|
As I poured my kit beads onto the black velveteen, I saw a pattern I'd love to try to duplicate.
Each evening we went to Louise's house to shop, shop, shop. Louise of course had lots of great fabrics and buttons available, as well as her signature patterns. Sandy and Rosemary were on hand to help coordinate fabrics and patterns.
Ann allowed us to buy vintage kimono silk by the yard, as well as her kits.
Between the two of these artists extraordinaire, my head nearly exploded.
|Louise is wearing a vest that will be part of a future pattern, along with pants that *may* become a pattern. Such fun!|
The above sample is a gorgeous example of Ann's detailed, artful work. She is an expert in clothing construction, as well as an inspired, accomplished fiber artist.
|This is a dramatic example of one of her slightly fitted coco-style jackets, constructed with vintage silk using her unique piecing techniques.|
|And the back is gorgeous too.|
Now I am dying to find the time to work on these techniques and incorporate them into the sewing techniques I already enjoy. I think her beading approach will fit nicely with my love of sashiko. We each received a kit of silks for a scarf. I'm thinking mine may be incorporated into an Ann-inspired jacket.
Now I recommend you go directly to Ann's website and see her garments. She also has a delicious blog. Some of the best eye candy for textilians.
Oh, my, so much inspiration; so little time!