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An oldie but a goodie: A hammered-bronze and sterling orchid brooch I made in 1987.
This never sold, and I never wore it–until January 9, 2016–my wedding day.
It seemed the perfect boutonniere.
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This is a duffel bag made from Fortuny fabric and leather, all hand-stitched.
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This is a Gladstone bag I’ve made on speculation for Fortuny, out of their Caravaggio pattern combined with embossed leather. The first photo is the front view, the middle photo is the back view (with the key fob), and you can see the lining is made from the reverse of the fabric.
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I was given a quantity of strips of boiled wool, and my aim was to create a coat with no vertical seams. All of the shaping is created by the joins along the horizontal, style lines. Here is the result!
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I was given a set of drapes of Fortuny cotton, which had faded from hanging in the sun for a time. My aim was to make a frock coat that didn’t look like a period costume, but something not from 1768, but from 1968. I worked with the Penn and Fletcher embroidery house to create the embroidery for this frock coat, which was then constructed like a jean jacket–no lining, double topstitching, and rivets.

These photos were taken by Jack Deutsch for Threads Magazine.  Click on the images to get a detailed view!
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My dear friend Susan Khalje gave me a pair of Kilim rugs, which I had no room for. She assured me that cutting them up for other articles wasn’t disrespectful, so I made these items from them.
The first project was this car coat!

These photos were taken by Jack Deutsch for Threads Magazine.  Click on the images to get a detailed view!
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And here’s the carpetbag I made from the scraps!
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Here’s a really good photo of the hair jacket shown below.

The photo was taken by Jack Deutsch for Threads Magazine, and the wind machine helps convey the life that motion gives to this piece.

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