Using vintage cloths and fabrics I enjoy creating a garment from something which had a previous life.
Vintage Kantha quilts from Bengal are three layers of cotton saris hand stitched together. I choose colours from my collection of these quilts and create a jacket making a ‘coat of many colours.
Back in the ’80’s I got a lovely pink Kenwood blanket from my local Salvation Army store in Toronto and made a jacket which I wore for a few years…until I lost it. Coming across some off-white wool Kenwood blankets I have created simple jackets with hand stitching embellishments and my hand made buttons.