Monday, 6 October 2014

Autumn Winter Collection 2014

I've been really inspired by the upcoming trend in fashion of 'Folklore', a delightful and whimsical theme featuring woodland creatures and elements of craft.

Using pure wool and cashmere mixes creates a cosy feel to my new hatchlings and the stitching positively sinks into these lovely fabrics.
I continued to use sumptuous velvet for my hatchling's body and for extra colour in the wings. Still very much under the influence of Liberty of London fabrics, this time I chose the lovely prints on a wool and cotton mix.

To add an extra element of craft I added lashings of scrummy embroidery stitches in contrasting and toning colours. The images above show my re worked Art Deco moths in a statement size perfect on a wool coat or cardigan.
I also created the wool Monarch butterfly, larger than it's silk cousin, this one has the addition of beautiful vintage mother of pearl buttons on it's wings.
Other pieces are being added all the time, the latest being the Liberty wool bees, they come in two sizes and have wool and Liberty print bodies and wings with embroidery and beading.

All these pieces are backed in pure silk, making them extra luxurious.

My new collection is available in my Etsy store.