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).

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 have lots to improve... but this is a start. I have plans for more later!

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


Cytel said...

This jacket looks great, just the thought of making something like a jacket from felt scares me. I am impressed with yours!

Will you be making any more jackets?

Marian said...

I am actually. I'm learning the whole measurement thing. You should try, it's not difficult at all... it requires pacience though!