Dress Modelled by Kayleigh Falcus.Photographer Garry Barrett
I haven,t had a lot of time to edit them properly but I couldnt resist having a little play on photoshop.
I sampled quite a few pieces of fabric for the nuno felt, this was going to be the main fabric for the most part of the dress so I wanted to get it right . I haven't used this technique before so I wasn,t as familiar with the shrinkage as I am with the wet felting.The first 2 pieces I made were too small as it shrank a lot more than I had allowed for.I needed a large piece of silk so I had to use my kitchen blind as this was the only thing large enough to roll.This was really time consuming and exhausting.After a few attempts I was happy with the 2 pieces I made for the front and the back.I made two large pieces of felt with lots of holes to create texture and interest for the outside layer of my dress (I soon realised I would need a few more to get the effect I was looking for) I made another 6 pieces to give me the fullness I wanted.I wanted to also use the vinyl cutter to cut some small delicate trees from my drawings to place on the skirt.I sampled a few colours and settled for the gold. Finally I had all the separate pieces I needed to start constructing my dress