Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Music for my Eyes

Almost a month since my last post...where does the time go?  I did take a "real" vacation during that time--my son came home and the five of us, my husband, daughter and son-in-law, spent a week just hanging out at the lake.  It was wonderful, no plans beyond what to eat for dinner.  But beyond that vacation time, I've just gotten caught up in the day-to-day of keeping the Friends Fabric Art and Loading Dock Gallery businesses going.  There's always more to be done than can be fit into the available time.

In among all the general administrative things that need to be done, I've tried hard to make time for sewing as well.  If I want to try for my own booth at the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen fair at Sunapee next year, I have to finish my last jacket review by November 1.  I need four new jackets.  I finished one, and have another one well underway.  I should have no problem, but I always get carried away with the design/creation process and making each one totally unique.  It doesn't make for quick projects.

Here's the most recent one that I finished.  I call it Music for my Eyes.  I couldn't really explain that title, other than the jacket evoked music for me.
This one was inspired by that beautifully patterned fabric that I used for the collar, cuffs and lining.  The great blue and purple dyed design has been overprinted with a shiny copper color.  It's really spectacular.  The background is a moire silk to which I've added pieced insets to coordinate with the patterning of the lining.  I had such fun.

Here's the back.
I love to play with asymmetry in my designs.

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