Art textiles, wearable art, embroidery, embellishment, Paula O’Brien, Gibsons, BC, Paula Seifred, Pavelka Design sewing patterns

Green fake fur art circus coat

Green fake fur art coat Circus series Fake Fendi Real Pavelka Wearable art coat. Adapted from Christine Jonson pattern Easy Coat 122. 2013 Green fake fur art circus coat. Wearable art “great coat” made from very soft fake fur, fake shearling fur. I call this one my Fake Fendi because of Fendi’s undeniable mastery of …

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Pink boiled wool circus coat

Pink boiled wool art coat Circus series Wearable art coat. Original design. 2010 Boiled wool can be bought already boiled OR just buy some wool and wash and dry it on hot until it bulks up. It’s fairly water resistant, windproof, breathable, and completely washable. It’s wonderful stuff to work with because the raw edges …

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Balance Mixed media, textiles, acrylics, beads, vinyl, wood, acrylic jewels, glitter 3 feet x 5 feet 2003 The background of this mixed media circus painting is canvas, the body and lower white area are textiles. Figure was worked as a separate layer on vanishing muslin or Brush-Off Stabiliser and water soluble stabiliser. The white area …

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The Ringmaster’s Wife

The Ringmaster’s Wife Pink quilted wearable art coat 2003 Featured in Bernina Fashion Show of Wearable Art. She opens the coat to reveal knife-throwing targets. Her husband is a good shot… but she only trusts him if she can wear her organza blindfold! The collar edge was stitched over and over with threads onto a …

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Green waterproof circus raincoat

Green waterproof raincoat Circus series Wearable art coat. Christine Jonson pattern Easy Coat 122. 2006 Ultrex is similar to Goretex fabric with the same waterproof, windproof, breathable, washable qualities. It is wonderful stuff to work with and if you have to wear a coat like I do in the Pacific Northwest, why not have some …

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Lilac felted wool coat

Lilac felted wool art coat Circus series Wearable art coat adapted from Burda pattern 8293. 2005 Wool yardage was machine washed and machine dried several times to become felted wool. Felting allows for the raw edges of the curvy hems. Reflectors are scattered here and there for good walking-the-dog visibility. I wear this coat and …

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Always Walk On The Wild Side

Always Walk On The Wild Side Quilted wearable art coat, dress & hat 2000 Fairfield Fashion Show of Wearable Art for 2000-2001. The coat is a long version of Ragfinders Jacket with the back pleat removed. It is done in silks and cottons quilted on Fairfield Soft Touch cotton batting which was absolutely lovely to …

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Corduroy coat, shadow embroidery

Corduroy coat, shadow embroidery Detail of cuff and pocket of corduroy coat Wearable art coat Shadow embroidery by machine 1985. The cuffs, yoke, pockets and back vent of this heavy winter jacket were embellished with shadow embroidery panels and machine embroidery. All the little pieces were caught under silk organza (before fusibles), stitched in place …

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