Friday, 10 April 2009

Yurt Jacket

Yurt Jacket
Originally uploaded by Marian Florcita

Here is my first attempt to felt a jacket...
I was not trained as a seamstress so when I found out that with handmade felt you could make garmets without sawing, I couldn't believe it! it still requires a certain degree of understanding of the wool...and practice... lots of practice.
I wanted a sort of Jackie O jacket: to the waist, 3/4 sleeves, simple, kinda trapezoid shape. I will add a button later (maybe one of those ceramic buttons I made some time ago). I have a problem or two with the comfort of the armpits (? dunno technical name in english... siza in spanish).

A yurt is a typical portable handfelted tent from Central Asia. When my husband saw my sketches and the first layer of wool, he thought I was going to make a tent... it was rather big!

I'm happy with it. Naturally I know I could do better... but this is a start. I have plans for more later!

Happy eastern to all of you! Have a nice weekend!


Spotted Sparrow said...

That is really cool!

Le Moulin Joly said...

Ya te lo dije en Flickr, te ha quedado genial!!!! Me encanta!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Marian, the jacket looks so well! The shape and the texture... WOW, well done you, realy good job! I like it white but it will be more practical to dye. What about red? :) Congratulations!!!

Sara's Texture Crafts said...

Wow, great work Mariana... I love the style!
I'm yet to try this... I'm hoping once I move I will have enough room on the floor to work... we shall see!

Marian said...

Thanks everyone!

Yeah Monika, read is the first choice always! LOL
Sara, I use the dinning table because that is all I have. It turned out to be easier than I thought, althought there is a lot to change and experiment with. I suppose one has to take the plunge and try, right?