Monday, July 18, 2005
Ruanas (roo-ah-nas) are loose fitting overgarments and can be worn over any top and a skirt, pants, or leggings. Made with two yards of rayon or silk, I dye/discharge/paint the cloth and then sew them up! I've been creating these for three years now, and I guess I have made about 75 of them.
I'm thinking that maybe 75 is enough - that I need to move on, and start designing something else. The problem, now, is that since ponchos have been popular, my ruanas continue to be popular!
They are beautiful, and do look great on everyone - once a man purchased one and when I asked if it was a gift for a special woman in his life, he said, "No - I play guitar in a band, and it's just what I need to look cool -"
Maybe I just need to experiment with other surface design techniques on them.
Labels: art to wear