Lacquered Wool

Bill's picture

this is a knitted and lacquered wool coat. I saw one by Chrome Hearts that had black leather applique on black lacquered cashmere. Totally changes the wool on the outside.

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kylewilliam's picture

that's super interesting...

that's super interesting... I bet you could find things that would work similarly... and instead of knitting with cashmere, perhaps trying something a little less costly - like merino? That technique would certainly make an interesting messenger bag...

LOVE it!

Kyle
www.kylewilliam.com

Caprifool's picture

A 100 years ago I had a

A 100 years ago I had a friend who used to paint her top for the evening directly on her body with latex. I'm guessing this is something similar.

Bill's picture

the latex used for bodies

the latex used for bodies (still) is a rubber...it peels off ( but not from hairy surfaces)
...very popular with fetish events.
http://www.ehow.com/how_4461196_apply-latex-makeup.html

Caprifool's picture

Me not knowing that, tells

Me not knowing that, tells me I need to get out more! :-)

bobshome's picture

WOW - that is soooo my kind

WOW - that is soooo my kind of project. So what kind of lacquer are we talking about? Certainly not the hardware wood finishing kind of lacquer?
I've never come across this finish?
I feel so (sniffle) "left out".

rhymeman1978's picture

This is a gorgeous piece of

This is a gorgeous piece of work... just WOW!!! haha

vsidart's picture

Isn't it a sin to deface

Isn't it a sin to deface cashmere?

TomH's picture

A beautiful garment!

A beautiful garment!

ilhiker's picture

Amazing work! It really

Amazing work! It really looks like something that would be on a designer runway.

MMario's picture

I would think it would make

I would think it would make the wool rather - crunchy.....

and I wonder how well it wears...you would think the lacquer would crack and chip.

Bill's picture

the cashmere sweater I saw

the cashmere sweater I saw was more leather-like. Heavily appliqued with black leather Maltese crosses. Stunning! and only $6,000. The lacquer was soft...sort of like a faux leather fabric. They called it lacquer but it might have been a fused vinyl of some kind.