Miriam Melanson

Ode To A Silkworm

2014
Cocktail Hat
Kozo, needle felted wool and silk fibre, wet felted wool and Kozo, hand dyed organic indigo

Ode To A Silkworm

 

Fallen Leaves
2013
Daytime Topper
Hand woven cloth with recycled sari silk, needle felted wool and silk yarn

Fallen Leaves

 

Fringed Fan Dance
2013
Cocktail Hat
Hand woven and felted cloth with linen, wool and wire, crystal beads

Fringed Fan Dance

 

Artist Statement:

I like to create functional pieces that are abstract or surreal in style, fantasy meets wear-ability, using quality craftsmanship and complementing the wearer’s personality. I am very inspired by materials; the texture, colour or performance quality of textiles directs my design approach. Historical and film costume greatly inspire my pieces’ silhouettes, art and nature inspire the colour palette. I compliment traditional apparel and millinery supplies with the innovative and unusual, exploring hand dyeing and hand weaving, wet felting and needle felting to create textural pieces. Currently I am exploring hats and fascinators, this line is titled Dandy Chapeaux.

 

Links:
Miriam Melanson Wearable Art Blog
Flaming Angels Designs