Friday, March 4, 2016

Chris' Fall and Winter Coat

They are so beautiful together!!!!!!! Our baby horse Arrow has joined him for the photos!
My Husband in his new coat that I made for his birthday! I did a lot of thread painting on this one! Thread painting (also known as free motion sewing) on wool is great! Yes, it takes a lot of time but it is worth it!

 The coat pattern is Vogue 8842. I used two layers of wool, also interlined with a wool gaberdine and then lined with lining.

The snow flakes are done partly with block printing and partly thread painting.

Got to have a hanging loop!
I added side pockets.


Here is a close up of the thread painting.

"Franz Marc's Blue Horses
I step into the painting of four blue horses.
I am not even surprised that I can do this.

One of the horses walks toward me.
His blue nose noses me lightly. I put my arm
over his blue mane, not holding on, just
He allows me my pleasure.
Frans Marc died a young man, shrapnel in his brain.
I would rather die than try to explain to the blue horses
what war is.
They would either faint in horror, or simply
find if impossible to believe.
I do not know how to thank you, Franz Marc.
Maybe our world will grow kinder eventually.
Maybe the desire to make something beautiful
is the piece of God that is inside each of us.
Now all four horses have come closer,
as if they have secrets to tell.
I don't expect them to speak, and they don't.
If being so beautiful isn't enough, what
could they possibly say?"
Mary Oliver


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    1. Thank you so much!!!!! I am so happy people are looking and liking!!!

  2. Amazing! Once again I am blown away by your artistry Dante.

    1. WOW! Thanks for the comment!!!!!! It's so good to here you out there!!!!!