Heartbeats

Hello again. This is one of my ‘assemblages’ where I make different ‘objects’ from scratch and arrange them as if to choreograph their ‘dance’. Heartbeats is so titled because of the two hand-woven, heart-shaped central pieces. These are what Filipinos in the central Visayas region call “puso” (literally meaning ‘hearts’). We tend to use coconut…

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Vintage Lace

Here is the last in the series of gowns from last year that I haven’t posted in my blog. This one was a lace motif that I have designed from scratch using my crochet techniques. The thread itself is cotton that has a nice handle (quite weighty once the work builds up, just how I…

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Bespoke Wedding Gown

This gown was designed and made in 2011 but I have never posted it here. The ensemble is white duchess satin with a tulle ornamentation incorporating a crochet motif based on a trail of ‘invented’ flowers. The dress skirt is at mid-thigh level and flares (a tulle underskirt or petticoat allows for this volume). Below…

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