Oamaru in November—I’ll be there

Atelier Jeux d’esprit will be at the Oamaru Victorian Fete on Sunday, November 18!!  I will have lots of white–lingerie, linen, handkerchieves galore;  lots of accessories–gloves, shawls and scarves, bags; and even some Christmas decorative items, such as this little red velvet angel. Details of the Fete are on the Oamaru Whitestone Civic Trust website: … Continue reading

Add some dash to your old …

The Otago Museum has been encouraging us to reinvent garments, bags and other accessories as part of its showing of a World of Wearable Art, till October 28 http://www.otagomuseum.govt.nz/off_the_wall_world_of_wearableart_up_clo.html So I thought, why not, with the results that follow. First step, as always, is to check the stash.  I found several bags that could do … Continue reading

Something unusual in felt.

I’ve had lots of ideas about how to use the rather sad little felted cardigan in this story, but none of them had seemed quite right. Made by Rock and Pillar as a size 12, it had shrunk to a very baby size indeed.  In its original form, it must have been a very fine … Continue reading

This could happen to you … !

Recently, I needed a bag to go with an outfit.  Not an unusual problem, you might say. No indeed.  I had a whole day in hand and some fabric that would do very well.  For once though, I wanted something on a frame, rather than the softer forms of bag I’ve made in the past. So … Continue reading