Meadow Jacket, 2019

This pink tweed fit and flair jacket was the perfect canvas for a Queen Ann’s Lace meadow and eastern bluebird family to roost.  I knew when I saw the jacket and it’s happy spring color, I needed subject matter that fit.  It took a long time to finish this piece, as my first attempt at the birds was a complete failure.  Originally I was trying to create their feathers the same way I had done my other larger bird pieces, with color changes and layering.  But they are much too small.  Yarn is not a fine detail medium.  I came to see I needed a yarn that was very thin and with just enough quick variegation to then let me just change the direction of each feather’s pattern, thereby letting the wing stand out.  Im thrilled with the end results.  There is a full description of how the jacket was made on my blog under the “Walking in a Meadow” title.

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