NEUE: I am an italian fashion design graduate and have been interested in fashion since I was a child.
I strongly believe in comfortable fashions that do not try to be banal and keep to their integrity.
My style is influenced by deconstructed japanese fashion,classic tailoring and a dash of naivety.
I use only natural fabrics such as as cotton, silk and wool.
Beautiful felted jewelry made from recycled sweaters by The June Bride.
Born in a field somewhere in the world, each of these delightful brooches began as pure lamb’s wool, nature’s soft coat for a baby sheep. Lambswool is much softer and finer than the wool of a mature sheep. After the careful process of shearing, the wool was then cleaned, carded, spun, dyed and knit. For a time it existed as a garment, aptly warming its wearer better than almost any natural substance. And then, some way or other, it found me.
When I come across the right sweater, I bring it home and think about it… imagining its future life. Once I’ve settled on a happy fate, I thoroughly wash it, felt it, dry it, stretch it, cut it and shape it. Some of the wool becomes other useful objects, but my favorite little things to make are these brooches. Each type of wool has its own characteristics, and I thoughtfully choose the flower shape to best highlight its qualities. I match the petal color to a shade of green for the leaves that peek out the back to make a harmonious finished product. Some have a vintage button for a center, some have a simple gold center and some have no center at all.
4″ hand spun nubby aluminum sphere closed with a zipper and lined in hand felted wool roving. By Guy Ingognito.
Pastel Hippy Upcycled notecardsThese 4 darling butter yellow cards measuring approx. 2.5 x 2.5 inches (6.5 x 6.5 cm), are accented with salvaged wrapping paper in a pastel, retro motif, a crumply distressed paper bag square with a heart hand stamped on the front and a lovely pastel pink bow.4 matching… → details
Rainbow BrightThree strands of multicolored small glass beads – no particular pattern or order. Approximately 7″ → details
Fireworks Barrel BagThis bag is hand knit in a cylinder shape, black yarn is used throughout and mixed with a rainbow of colors (gold, orange, red, pink, purple, blue and green) all of pure wool. It is then topped with a fluff black eyelash yarn to give it a flirty look.… → details