My pieces are built rather than sewn. My designs are decidedly feminine - I seek to drape the body with the same beauty and grace of the traditional Indian sari I use in my work. I consider each piece a composition, often inspired by a single vintage silk. I then respond to that by adding my own hand-dyed silks and loose wool fibers, using traditional wet felting methods (hand-rolling with soap & water) to build both the fabric and the finished garment simultaneously. Creating couture results without sewing is an ongoing adventure and I strive to create finely finished pieces.
Copyright Janice Kissinger 2015-2020, all rights reserved. No images may be copied, reprinted or reposted without permission.My pieces are my original designs, my form of personal expression, and the result of years of hard work and many mistakes. Please, be inspired by my work. Please, respect yourself, and me, enough to create original work infused with your own energy, skill and beauty.