Thursday, May 21, 2009

Felt Inspiration

This fabulous outfit is made from felt! Wow, talk about inspiration. It is part of the current exhibit Fashioning Felt at the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum. The artist is Christine Birkle who operates a shop in Berlin called Hut Up.
The amazing thing about her work is that she doesn't sew at all. She uses the shrinking properties of the wool to shape the fabric at the waist, armholes, and neckline.
All I can say is--I want to try this!
More pictures here.


craftivore said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. The garments really are lovely and ethereal in person. Hard to photograph. I do hope you try it, I would love to know your process.

Mary Jane said...

I am dying to get to this exhibition. It makes me want to try it too.