Nuno Felt Jacket by Cynthia Boudreau, "Lakefront..Chicago That Is"
This incredible nuno felt and shibori winter coat was felted by Cynthia Boudreau,
and is entitled “Lakefront…Chicago That Is”.
It placed “Best in Show” for the 2013 Uncommon Threads Fashion Show
at the Fine Line Creative Art Center in St. Charles Illinois.
A beaming Cynthia Boudreau models her prize-winning nuno felted coat.
Cynthia shared with us a bit more about her process for creating this coat and matching hat:
“I start with white chiffon and hand dye with acid dyes a pattern after clamping, tying etc. Then I lay out merino wool from some batts and roving adding some silk strands. I made three pieces of fabric for this coat, one for back, one for both sides of front, and one for sleeves. I reversed the fabric for the binding so that the shibori dyed side showed. After cutting and sewing, I sewed on several types of crystals for the stars and small square crystals for windows on the buildings. I also hand felted a hat and also sewed crystals onto it.”
Cynthia had four garments in the show, and above is another entitled, Lincoln Park. The jacket is shibori dyed and nuno felted.
Cynthia enjoys needle felting and nuno felting her creations, and says, “I do enjoy the challenge of creating unique fabric and then constructing one of a kind clothing. Thank you and Living Felt for all the support you give us Felters!” ~ Cynthia
Living Felt did a Felting Friends Spotlight on Cynthia in 2012 – so you can read a lot more here:
Plus – for her latest creations, visit her on facebook:
Cynthia A Boudreau Textile Design