A tiny hot pink shag coat

Microfashion is macrocuteness!

After creating the base, it’s time to add the shag in all the pinks! This part isn’t particularly hard, but a bit of a grind. It is what it is, something that needs to be worked on until it is done.

When I remember to do so, I find that taking photos really breaks up the monotony. I do need to remember to stretch more, and sit up straighter, otherwise I end up with a very sore neck from being hunched over so long…

Like the weaving in step, I am leaving all the trimming until the end. It is been filed under ‘finishing touches’.

Everyone in the house was disappointed to learn that I wasn’t leaving the fringing at this point as a castanet-dancer style of dress or coat. It was pretty cute but I was determined to see this though to the end. The child will look like an extremely fluffy pink duckling and it will be hilarious and cute!

So here’s the jacket complete (just need to weave in the ends, give everything a trim and make tassel cords to tie it closed in the middle)

As usual, I added more shag into the shoulders as I find they can look a bit holey (or thin) from being the point that stretches the most, and the place that the most weight pulls on.

And now for the fashion show!

Last finishing touches added…aaaaaaand we are done!

Oooooooohhhh it is so fluffy! I used a smaller net stitch and it has made a much denser shag over the whole piece.


2019 has been a great year to get shagged hey!?

Other ways to utilise shag techniques to make versatile (and sturdy) functional rug art!

You can support the creation of new patterns and designs here, and thank you so much! Every penny counts and goes straight back into the studio, gives me more time to dedicate on putting more beauty into the world and helps to keep the lights on.

About kellymarietheartist

Visual artist originally from Australia, travelling the world creating crocheted wearable art and functional textile pieces. Sustainable art and slow fashion made from recycled fabrics, wools and metal. Colourful. Psychedelic. Unique.
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