Honorable Mention went to Roberta Morgan for "Black on White." Jacket from Folkware Bolivian pattern, blouse and skirt Simplicity. The white wool felt close-fitted jacket has a black lace overlay embellished with hand embroidery stitches highlighted with beads and sequins. The black blouse is lace and taffeta. The black taffeta asymmetrical skirt has a ruffle embellished with black trim and beads. All of the lace was recycled from a nightgown found at Goodwill.
"Picking Daisies," by Peggy Forster. (Sorry, out of focus a bit.) This jacket was pieced from a collection of black and white print fabrics. The daisies are machine appliqued with the stems done by hand. The flower centers and stems are beaded.
My personal favorite: in my colors and featuring my beloved hummingbirds! I think this one must be Birds of a Feather by DeLane Wyatt-Rosenau. Swing Coat AB005 Akaska Clothing pattern used to make this coat. five individuals created one block for a "birds of a feather" themed round robin. These blocks were pieced with dupioni silk and cotton fabrics to create the fabric for the garment. Piecing, applique, thread painting, stamping, hot fix crystals, and hand beading are used.
I could not find a good description in the program for this coat. Does anyone know the maker?
My best guess on this one is "Left-Overs" by Cindy Atkins. Vogue 8430 was used to make this jacket. It is a felted wool base with needle felted embellishments. Made from wools and yarns left over from ther projects. Embellishments include yarns and woolroving.
Here is a vest I also could not identify.
This lovely oriental design is most probably Kimono Serene by Pat Thomas.
That's it for my Symposium reports, from purses to purchases to quilts and wearable art. It was a great experience!