Raspberry long vest
This interesting fabric was created using half string and half hand spun cotton. The center panels are the darker hand spun fibers which took the dye better than the lighter cotton string. The warp fringe is used on the front panels.
Fiber: Hand-spun cotton and commercial cotton
Length: 33 in / 84 cm
Hand-dyed, woven, designed and sewn by Totsie Marine in Vilcabamba, Ecuador
This summer poncho is made of soft Peruvian Pima cotton. The two panels have contrasting patterns made with the same threads.
Fiber: Peruvian Pima Cotton
Woven, designed and sewn by Totsie Marine in Vilcabamba, Ecuador
I call this jacket Semi-Sakiori. Sakiori is the use of old clothes cut in strips and rewoven. In this case, the jacket is mostly woven with hand dyed cotton thread and cloth strips were inserted randomly.
Fibers: Commercial cotton, recycled cotton cloth
Hand-dyed, woven, designed and sewn by Totsie Marine in Vilcabamba, Ecuador.
LAVENDER BLUE DILLY DILLY
I was experimenting with dyeing many shades of lavender and decided to also use a pale lavender warp which brings all the colors into harmony.
Fiber: Cotton thread and cotton string
Length: 28 in / 71 cm
Width flat: 22 in / 56 cm
Hand-dyed, woven, designed and sewn by Totsie Marine in Cuenca, Ecuador
mexican fiesta jacket and matching purse
Sakiori style wool and cotton jacket in Mexican colors. Strips of denim jeans are woven with the bright wool threads. The back is 3 inches longer than the front and the external seams are whip stitched with red wool thread. Hand carved Tagua nut buttons on the jacket and matching purse.
Fiber: Wool and Denim
Length front: 30 in / 76 cm
Length back: 33 in / 84 cm
Width flat: 26 in / 66 cm
Woven, designed and sewn by Totsie Marine in Cuenca, Ecuador
$72.00 including matching purse