Thursday, November 8, 2012

Felt Jacket 'Details' and Giveaway Winner

The finished coat front...

 
...and back...



...and a close-up of some of the Mawata silk hankies that I used.

(The blue wispy bits near the center of the photo.)
 
The cuffed sleeve.

 
The bit of raw silk at the edge of the hem.

(I'm grateful to my good friend, Kathy, for her masterful 'serging'!)

 
Adding a leather buttonhole and button 'support'...

...shown with coat open...

 
...and closed.

 
The completed jacket.

 
Since I've been home from my workshop...

...I've managed to finish the last few details on my jacket.

My friend, Kathy, machine serged (overlocked) the edges of the raw silk for a more finished look...

...and I added a lovely ceramic button with leather buttonhole and button 'reinforcement'.

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For my blog anniversary giveaway (the 'Sandwich Felt' purse)...

...a random number generator chose Karen.

Congratulations, Karen!!

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18 comments:

Rachel said...

Fabulous jacket - well done!

And congratulations to Karen.

Senna said...

Hello,

the jacket is very beautiful worked, especially the back view is ineteresting made! The colors standing in a fine contrast. <Do you made the jacket with lining?

Warm regards Senna

Voie de Vie said...

That jacket turned out fantabulously!!!!! Love, love, love it.

Grazyna said...

Bellissimo!!!

Karen said...

WoooHoooo i'm so excited Heather, i think this must be my first prize ever. Thankyou so much i'll email you my address xo

Karen said...

Oh and i was so excited i forgot to say how gorgeous your new jacket is lol and i'm sure you'll get lots of wear out of it xoxo Thankyou Heather :)

Vilt à la Kim said...

wow stunning jacket Heather!! Congrats!

WonderWhyGal said...

That jacket looks fabulous with all of it's finished embelishments.

Elizabeth said...

That is stunning! The color combo is just great. How hard was it to shape so it fit?

Terrie said...

Love the way you made the edge without wool so it looks "airy". Also the support of button hole with leather. Pretty jacket. Congrats to Karen for the gorgeous purse.

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks to all of you for the lovely comments!!
Senna--It is not lined, it's just nuno felt made with a layer of silk and two fine layers of wool roving.
Elizabeth--The shape mostly came from the resist pattern (which was quite a feat of drafting...thank goodness for our excellent teacher!), but a bit of shaping took place during felting, too...esp. around the collar.

Het Wolbeest said...

It's fantastic Heather!! Well done! Love, Alexandra.

Sandie Knapp said...

Hey, when do we get to see you wearing the jacket. I think it's marvelous, and I just LOVE the cuffed sleeves. That really looks great!

Congratulations to Karen too. Enjoy your new purse, and I hope you get many years of use from it.

Vivian said...

I love how the colors inter-play with each other and merge together so nicely. This is beautiful!

Heather Woollove said...

Alexandra--Thanks so much!
Sandie--There were a few of me in it already here
http://www.woollove-functional-fiberart.blogspot.com/2012/10/seamless-felted-jacket-class-part-4-of-4.html and I think that's plenty!! Grin.
Vivian--I'm glad that you think the colors 'work', since it was rather unplanned. :)

Fiona Duthie said...

Oh Heather!
This is so stunning! The contrasting colours just make it shine! I wish I could see it and feel it in person! How light is the felt? As in drapable? Beautiful composition! xoFiona

FeltersJourney said...

AMAZING jacket Heather I am quite envious! All of your hard work has definitely paid off it is stunning.. hope you wear it lots!
xx

Heather Woollove said...

Fiona--Thanks so much...and as for the seeing it in person, you are welcome to come visit me anytime!!!!
It is very soft, light and drapable...and contrary to my earlier estimates, I must have used less than a pound of roving, since the total coat weight (including buttons and leather bits) is 17 ounces.
Deborah--Thank-you! (I have yet to give it an 'inaugural spin' out yet, but I will.) :)