Dreamthreads by Michele OReilly
I had the pleasure of learning to weave in 1997 when my Aunt Tilly chose me to be the next owner of her Union Rug Loom. That was only the beginning of many looms and many pounds of threads...I was very fortunate to find the 2-B Weavers who began my wonderful journey with weaving and textiles. I enjoy dyeing my yarns and then weaving the fabric to be made into one-of-a-kind garments, shawls and scarves.I love working with microfibers, as well as the more traditional linen, cotton, silk, and wool.
I am very fortunate to be a member of guilds in the Chicago area, and The Fine Line Arts Center where I also am faculty for Ply-Split Braiding and Weaving.The Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles. Weavers Guild of the North Shore
chele Sells SeaCell by the Seashore - $450
SeaCell is made from Sea Kelp, and Wool. It is a beautiful soft fiber with a lovely luster.
The front of this jacket is a Pieced panel of Japanese Double Ikat fabric made by masters. Many of these fabric designs are no longer made as the master has left this world.
The jacket is lined with hand dyed China Silk. Size 8/10 $450
Hand Dyed/Painted Silk Chenille and Silk Thread with Hand dyed Ply-Split Braid trim. - Sold
Ruanna drapes beautifully and is worn as a loose jacket.
Close-up of Ply-Split Braid trim.
Kimono styled jacket done in Woven Shibori Hand dyed tencel. - Sold
Woven Shibori Kimono Jacket - Sold