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The blog of designer-maker Laura Thompson who specializes in fibre art, including art dolls, bowls, art journals and artful clothing.  Creativity, kindness, understanding and patience. 

 

 
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Fall Wrap with Hand Sewn Appliqué

After a long and VERY hot summer I'm thankful that fall has arrived, bringing with it cooler weather. For me, that means longer sleeves and layers - especially lightweight sweaters. Fine, lightweight sweaters are a staple in my wardrobe. I have several. They're great for layering, add a pop of colour to an outfit and are small enough to tuck in a bag when I'm out and about. Lately I've been making a number of unstructured wraps, ponchos and shawls to wear instead of a sweater. Here's the first of several I plan to write about over the next while. 

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Inspired Top with Hand Stitching and Beads

I'm a huge fan of  Alabama Chanin, the wonderfully creative clothing from designer Natalie Chanin. Recently I've made an Alabama Chanin-inspired top as part of two piece outfit I plan to wear in a few weeks. Alabama Chanin's signature style involves hand appliquéd knit on knit in richly textured patterns, frequently accented with beads. They use only 100% cotton knit fabric and the results are stunning.

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