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No felt needle felted jacket

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needle felted silk Jacket

Created in this Craftsy Course

Sewing Texture taught by Vanessa Christenson

Whether you're making something new, or livening up something you love, ruffles, pleats, gathers and shirring are easy ways to add style and depth.

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Traditional, Classic, Mod
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What materials did you use? Silk dupioni

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What are you most proud of? This technique is something I stumbled on when I saw a felting machine. I don't like the primitive or country look which is more what felting with wool and the like ends up looking like. I was told that you can felt anything natural and because silk is my favorite fabric, I tried felting it and it worked! So I expanded to felting designs onto the silk, this jacket is a cross hatch pattern, I started in the middle of the fabric and drew a diagonal line and felted as you would quilting in parallel lines. I've also done circles (really cool because you can put embroidery in the middle of the circle) triangles and squares.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Remember that the fabric contracts because when felting it distorts and sort of gathers the fabric. It does damage, in a way, the fibers as well but silk is pretty resilient.

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Beautiful texture and color!

11/07/2013 Flag

Wow what a beautiful emerald jacket. Well done :-D

11/08/2013 Flag

Fabulous!

11/11/2013 Flag

I can only say wow!

11/24/2013 Flag

Gorgeous

12/22/2013 Flag