Simplify, simplify, simplify, it has been said. And I agree. Makes life much easier. I have been dying some beautiful fabrics. I have decided to simplify by making them all into wraps and shawls. That is, after all, how I got started.
I watched the movie, “Frieda.” I loved her dramatic wrapping of herself in fabric. In shawls and scarves. I can do that. I can make those, I said. Only different. And, if you want one of my cloaks, shawls or scarves made into a bolero, jacket, or duster. I can do that!
It all started when I was dressing to go to a professional luncheon and I couldn’t decide what to wear. I wanted to wear some of my art boleros, jackets or dusters, but they felt too elegant for an afternoon. I chose a dress but it was sleeveless and I wanted something to keep my shoulders warm. You know how restaurants are. That’s why business men and women wear suits.
With a shawl or wrap, no matter how large, I can arrange, move and manipulate the fabric as needed. I can drape over a chair, or tie it around my waist. It will always be beautiful to look at.
What I love about this piece is all the colors. It will complement anything!