Saturday, July 23, 2011

'Superior Seasons' Fashion Show wrap up and DVD

‘Superior Seasons’ was the theme of Northern Wefts 2011 fashion show presented Friday night June 24th at Finlandia College in Hancock Michigan. You have been viewing the winning garments from the fashion show on this blog posted by Donna Kallner our Awards chair person and the creator of this blog.

The Master of Ceremonies for ‘Superior Seasons’ was Mary Sue Fenner; she organized and planned the fashion show as well as designed and typed the program for the event. She was assisted back stage by Mauree Childress and a number of volunteers, some who have been taking classes from Mary Sue at Kele Alpaca in Kewaunee Wisconsin or at Sievers Fiber Arts School on Washington Island Wisconsin. Debbie Skubal, Kim Ristow, Candee Brey , Jean Haroldson and Mariah Peterson.

Mary Sue was dressed in a Tunic made of Pompeii, a yarn from Silk City Fibers. It is a blend of nylon, cotton and acrylic. It is a two layered tunic, with Sand Dune and Lava Rock colors it is lined with hand dyed silk from Vogue pattern #1240. She looked stunning as she announced the 74 entries as they were professionally presented by our talented group of models.












Superior Seasons 2011

Here are a few fashion samples of the DVD photos for you to enjoy. I have my favorites and I will share them with you, I am hoping I get the correct titles for these garments as I am taking them from the Fashion Show Program and I am hoping the artist name is correct as some are being modeled by our volunteer models and not the designers.
Alie Thompson created and modeled this beautiful Jacket
"Senecio in Wool" This reminds me of a Mondrian Painting. Look at the detail of this fabric.

This cute summer robe "Sunflower Morning' was woven by Diane May of Beloit, Wisconsin. the garment is plain weave on a 4 harness loom using hand dyed unmercerized cotton and flake cotton. It was modeled by Mariah Peterson.

This Wool felted coat was created by Pat Filzen from Reedsville Wisconsin. Pat hand dyed the wool then hand felted the fabric for her garment. 'A walk in the forest' was modeled by Leslie one of our volunteers.



















I loved the collar on this garment by Sydney Hans from Chicago Il. 'Lake Sunset Jacket' was woven on a 4 harness loom in tabby with 5/2 Perle cotton using a random stripe warp technique. A sari silk panel is the insert in the back of the garment. Modeled by Nadine Sanders.



If you would like to order a DVD of the still photos taken by Larry Retzlaff of Minnesota you can send a check for $6 made out to MWC 2011 and your address to Jean Lind for her address please check the MWA conference web page. Larry, an amateur photographer graciously offered to shoot photos during ‘Superior Seasons’ we gladly accepted and I am sure you will be delighted by the results. Thank you so much Larry for this great remembrance of Superior Seasons. If you have already ordered the DVD it should arrive in early September.

1 comment:

Mary Sue said...

The show was fabulous. Nice pics.