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The Felted Wardrobe

Fiber arts display

What’s that mannequin wearing?

For this year’s Student/Faculty Show, fiber arts instructor Renate Maile-Moskowitz and her students in the “Felting: Expanding the Possibilities” class outfitted this fashionable model in a collaboration they titled “Rhapsody of Blues.” In addition to wet felting and nuno felting, these pieces incorporate techniques like hand-dyeing and millinery — see below for the key.

    1. bee by Lisa Walsh
    2. hat by Margaret Cerutti (merino wool, dyed silk, feathers — click for detail), collar by Renate Maile-Moskowitz
    3. necklace choker by Dominique Cooper fiber-close-2
    4. scissors holder with pin cushion by Renate Maile-Moskowitz (at right)
    5. stretch bracelet by Renate Maile-Moskowitz
    6. “Vest to Dye For” by Ioana Razi (devore silk, nuno felted), wrap belt by Marian Bruno (on top, dark blue), peplum belt with ruffle by Laura Linton (click for detail)
    7. elongated bead bracelet by Marian Bruno, button bag by Renate Maile-Moskowitz (click for detail)
    8. evening bag by Renate Maile-Moskowitz (click for detail)
    9. flower on stem by Renate Maile-Moskowitz (click for detail)
    10. earrings by Dominique Cooper
    11. dreamscape rug by Dominique Cooper
    12. bottle opener by Marian Bruno

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