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Sunday, October 22, 2017

WEARABLE ART HAND-EMBROIDERED COAT

IN THE 1970'S THERE WAS A NEW TREND GOING ON FOR FIBER ARTISTS.
THIS TREND WAS CALLED
COAT by Peggy Molloy (Pegalomania)
"WEARABLE ART".

When I first began participating I was living in Boston, & someone suggested I send in some slides of my work to the American Crafts Council Fair Competition that would be held in the summer in New Paltz, NY.

I was as unsavvy as a business person could have been, but the talent was recognized & several fair goers told me to go to Henry Bendels on 57th in NYC. I took my paillette sequined sweater cardigans & did get an order for three. 

I rarely wore my coat, but when I did it always garnered attention. I was dancing then so I had a size 8 figure, which helps the coat hang well when worn.

One such outing, I was offered $3000. on the spot. I declined, but always thought if I were ever to sell my coat, that is where I would begin negotiations, now being 40 years later.

I have stored my coat in heavy plastic & I am thrilled to announce the coat is in fabulous condition. 
I did spray it with vinegar & water to freshen it up, & it has a new life. I will include more pictures.
If anyone is interested in purchasing this sample or having a commissioned coat made just for them, please email me: theartsqueen@gmail.com



It it pretty tough to get the rich & varied colors shown with anything other than 100% wool. I used wool embroidery thread, letting the patterns design them selves or "grow", on a pink cotton velveteen fabric. It is unbelievably rich looking.














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