Creating a custom item for a client is often a pleasant path for all concerned. Existing work inspires possibilities for forming a specific product. Familiar techniques and materials are combined in fresh ways to make a unique studio crafted item.
The lower center photograph depicts the materials and motif placement for a stole evolving from the one on the left. The client amended my choice for the flame fabric, noting that the flame is specified to be red.. I added red paint to the orange fabric.
I sent the photo of the near completed stole for approval. While she and I both liked the shell sequins at the end of each curve, she was not sure the recipient would. I checked that I could apply sealant to the knot without affecting the fabric and let her know we were good to go. If the beaded bits are too fussy for him, they can easily be snipped off.
We display vestments here at Studio Three 17, and on Fibergig’s Facebook, Pinterest, and Etsy locations. Get inspired and contact us about customization. Many of our techniques and materials translate into secular garments and accessories. Consider the possibilities.