Textile Work

In the Atelier Today

I always like the “deconstructed” look during the embellishment process. Should I to stop right there and use those basting threads in the finished piece?

A very small “White Swan” Tutu bodice with it’s very first layer of embellishing… feathers, beads, sequins, crystals… all waiting patiently to be applied.

Scaling down the “Black Swan Tiara” to a small “White Swan” or “Cygnet” size. I will be using larger white gems wrapped in gold tull as well as Aurora Borealis crystals for their warm pink tones. Layers upon layers of wood putty and gesso to soften the shape… endless sanding. A project that is all about delayed gratification!

The finished tutu bodice and skirt. Small, white, feathery and very sparkly!

What little girl would not squeal with delight upon receiving these in the mail? Bloch’s tensus demi-pointe embellished, with real silk satin custom dyed ribbons. SWEET!