Monday, August 29, 2016

Bags and Purses

I am working on designing new collection of bags - unique and stylish.
Please do check my blog periodically for more postings.

Here are few of them..

                                                                     Flower Garden

"Rose". 2017 Collection.
Seamless felt bag. Merino wool, Viscose fibers.

"Daffodil". 2015 Collection.
Hand made felt. Shetland, Merino wool, Silk fibers.
Origina, OOAK. Seamless, inside pocket.

No longer available. World traveler. 

"Purple Flower".
Hand made, seamless. Inside pocket.

No longer available. 
Fruits and Vegetables

"Granny Smith". Hand made felt bag. Seamless, inner pocket.
100% Merino wool & Tussah Silk.
No longer available.
Loves big city life..

"Banana" crossbody bag.
Handmade, seamless, 2 inside pockets.
~ 6" x 24" (Banana size). Shetland & Merino wool. Original, OOAK.
 For fun travel.
* There are apples in vase not cherries:).

"Strawberry" reticule.
Hand made, seamless, with inner pocket. OOAK. Merino and Shetland wool.
Unique, cheerful.

No longer available.
Proudly owned by charming lady with exquisite taste.

"Pear" backpack.
Merino & Shetland wool. All seamless, inner pocket.
~ 13" x 16 ". OOAK.
Fun thing to carry on.

"Kiwi". Obviously.
 Shetland & Merino wool. Seamless, inner pocket.
Great for any season.
"Orange" bag.
Hand made, seamless, with inner pocket. OOAK. Merino wool.
Sweet, soft, super light.
No longer available.
A charmer.

Nuno Felt Dresses. Wearable Art.

*Please note that all images are property of Nelly Kouzmina and cannot be used without written consent 
from the artist.

Presenting some of my felt garments - dresses, capes, vests.
Original, seamless, one of a kind (OOAK). Model - Paula.
"Zelda". Nuno felt dress. Seamless.
Silk Chiffon, Silk Organza, Silk Gauze, Muga Silk, Merino wool, 
"Save Me the Waltz.."

Nuno felt dress, seamless, size 4.
Discharged Silk, Merino wool.

Nuno felt dress, seamless.
Accompanied with soft corset.
Cotton Gauze, Merino wool.

Nuno felt dress. Hand dyed Habotai Silk, Sari Silk, Merino wool. Seamless.
Size 4-6.
Make a statement

Nuno felt dress. Seamless, OOAK.
Shibori manipulated surface design.
Hand made of Silk Habotai, Silk Gauze, Sari Silk, S/Fine Merino wool.
Pretty in pink..

"Spring". Nuno felt dress. Hand made of Silk, Silk Gauze, s/fine Merino wool.
Sides of the dress have Shibori manipulated surface design.
Waiting for model.

"Peaches and Roses". 
Nuno felt dress, seamless.
Hand made of Silk Organza, Silk Gauze, Sari silk, Merino wool. 
Romantic, airy, lovely. OOAK.
No longer available. Proudly owned by charming young lady.

And now on a model.

Beautiful Paula is a great, natural model. Paula teaches Yoga at Sakula Yoga Studio 325 Main Street, Metuchen, NJ.
"Tango Passion" Nuno felt dress. Silk Chiffon, Silk Gauze, Merino wool, Alpaca, Mohair.
Hold your breath..
No longer available. World traveler.

 Nuno felt dress. seamless. Silk organza, Silk Gauze, Merino wool, Mohair.
Sheer, flirty, beautiful..

"Luna". Nuno felt dress. Batiste, Silk Habotai, Merino wool.
Flirty. Mysterious.

No longer available. World traveler.
"Metamorphosis". Nuno felt dress. Surface manipulation. Reversible - front to back. Silk, Linen, Viscose, merino wool.
Surprise your friends..

"Once". Nuno felt. Merino wool, Silk Gauze, Viscose. Shibori manipulated surface.

"Spring Lake". Nuno felt dress. Silk Gauze, Merino wool.
Extremly light, soft, seductive.

"Zebra". Nuno felt dress. Silk Chiffon, Silk Gauze, Merino wool.
No longer available. NJ resident.

"Matilda". Nuo felt dress. Seamless. Silk Gauze, Silk Chiffon, Merino wool.
Light as feather.. 
Seductive, irresistible.
No longer available. Manhattan resident.
"Scarlette". Nuno felt Gauze, Sari Silk, Rayon, Merino wool.
BoHo style. Irresistible.

"Gloria". Nuno felt dress/tunic. Silk Gauze, Silk Haborai with Golden thread, Viscose. 
To has Shibori manipulated surface.
Don't loose your head, darling..

"Dunes". Nuno felt dress-tunic.Seamless.
Silk Gauze, Merino wool, Viscose. Shibori surface manipulated on the front..
BoHo style. Sheer, airy, seductive.
"Malahit". Nuno felt dress. Seamless. Surface manipulated design. 
Silk Habotai. Silk Gauze, Merino wool.
Cocktail party winner.

"Azalea". Nuno felt dress. Seamless. 
Silk Habotai, Silk Gauze, Silk thread. Merino wool.
Light, airy, skin friendly.
Perfect for Garden Party or any other occasion.

Toys for All Ages.

*Please note that all images are property of Nelly Kouzmina and cannot be used without written consent 
from the artist.

I found that making toys is very relaxing. 
.. it can be challenging also

Introducing Mr Sterling Ratman.
16" tall (21" with tail), charming, adventurous, brave, young. Single.
Working progress.
Hand made felt, Merino wool. Seamless.

Making Mr Ratman..
Hello, my name is Sterling Ratman, you can call me Sterling!
I got nose and eyes today, apparently I need glasses,
oh well, life is good anyway!..

Being single was fun, but a little boring. Mr Ratman was looking for his very special lady and finally met Bril.. future Mrs Ratman
Sterling and Bril on a date.

Lena and Nina
Lena was lonely for a while till she met Nina, and they became best friends.
Nina is tall, beautiful blond girl with deep blue eyes. She wears nuno felt summer dress, her hair casually pulled together with velvet ribbon.
Lena, well known fashionista, is happy to give Nina advise.
They are planning on going shopping.
More stories will be posted later.
In preparation to teach new summer program in Fiber Art west Windsor Art Center I made this seamless 
felt doll Lena with set of clothing all stitched and embroidered by hands.

Stylish, pretty, reserved, well aware of the latest fashion trend. 
Single. Vegetarian.
She wears white silk blouse, red velvet skirt, and light summer Cotton coat lined with flannel.
Seamless. Merino wool, Mohair locks (doll's hair eco-dyed with onion skin), 12.5" toll.

My first toy.
"Miss Squirrel"
If you are lonely you might consider to get a cozy felt creature to hug.
I was asked to make a big pillow size squirrel for a little girl. As I was working on it I thought some grownups might like to have it too.
"Miss Squirrel". 
Large hand made squirrel. Norwegian wool, Merino, Angora.
She got a necklace and Challis shawl. OOAK.

2' tall.

No longer available. Manhattan resident.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Small Things, Simple Pleasures.

I had few silk eye glass cases, white, a bit boring.
After playing with leaves - Eucalyptus, Tamarisk, I've got some interesting results.

100% Silk.
Botanical print.
Natural and Acid Dye.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Corsets and Bodices

*Please note that all images are property of Nelly Kouzmina and cannot be used without written consent 
from the artist.

..for walking, traveling, dreaming, napping, dining.. corsets.

Recently I came to idea of making small garments/ large accessories - revival of Corsets and Bodices.
My corsets are seamless, worn over dress or pants, have zipper closure on the back, and have a pouch for phone, or house key, or other important things.

Navy soft corset with pocket-pouch accompanied by bright strawberry shape felt bag.
Merino wool, Silk & Bamboo fibers.
Appropriate in  many occasions.
No longer available.

"Alpine" style waist warmer/ soft corset with pouch.
Merino wool, Silk.
Comfortable, soft and cozy. The design was inspired by the purity of Alps.
Either you are in the mountains, or on the road - you have all you need - phone and snack in the pouch.

Hand made soft corset with pouch and Egyptian motif.
over nuno felt dress made of Cotton Gauze, Merino wool fibers and hand dyed.

 Corset has zipper closure on the back and decorated with hand dyed Indian cotton fabric in nuno felting technique.
Stylish and unique.
corset is a garment worn to hold and train the torso into a desired shape for aesthetic or medical purposes (either for the duration of wearing it or with a more lasting effect). Both men and women are known to wear corsets, though this item was for many years an integral part of women's wardrobes. Since the late 20th century, the fashion industry has borrowed the term "corset" to refer to tops which, to varying degrees, mimic the look of traditional corsets without acting as them. While these modern corsets and corset tops often feature lacing or boning and generally imitate a historical style of corsets, they have very little, if any, effect on the shape of the wearer's body. Genuine corsets are usually made by a corsetmaker and are frequently fitted to the individual wearer./

Bodice - bodice (American English /ˈbɑːdɨs/, British /ˈbɒdɪs/), historically, is an article of clothing for women, covering the body from the neck to the waist. In modern usage it typically refers to a specific type of upper garment common in Europe during the 16th to the 18th century, or to the upper portion of a modern dress to distinguish it from the skirt and sleeves. The term comes from pair of bodies (because the garment was originally made in two pieces that fastened together, frequently by lacing)./

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Interior Design.

*Please note that all images are property of Nelly Kouzmina and cannot be used without written consent 
from the artist.

I started the line of simple and cozy items for home - throw pillows, comforters, curtains, table runners.

Seamless throw pillow cases. Zipper closure. Fine Merino wool.
Elegant and cozy.

Thursday, January 7, 2016


Available at:
28 East Gallery, Burlington, NJ
Gallery23, Blairstown, NJ
State Museum of Trenton, Museum Boutique 
Trenton City Museum Boutique

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