Then I slash the fabric between the stitching, leaving only the base fabric uncut. I then construct the garment and put it through the washer and drier, that fluffs up the cut edges and creates the furry look.
For years I was more focused on creating wearable items than I was on creating wall art. I sold hundreds of garments, mostly vests and jackets but also coats. Once I learned how to create these faux chenille items I really had fun. Okay, maybe fun isn't quite the right word. It was fun when they sold, that's for sure. In fact, the woman who worked at the boutique where I sold these, (The Real Mother Goose) was one of my best customers. She bought 3 of them! They are really gorgeous garments, they feel like a fur coat, only better because no animals were killed to make them!
I stitch rows (and rows and rows and rows) of half inch wide channels.
I haven't made any of these in a couple of years but I still have these left overs that I am showing you today. Mostly they are too big for me to wear. I have considered putting them into my Etsy shop but hesitate because people really should try them on and feel them to get a good idea of the luxurious texture and fine construction. So here they sit, hanging around the studio.
I will show some other garments I have hanging around another time. Until then,