Feathers have been used in clothing design for decades: from the Victorian rush on hats that inspired the Audubon Society’s formation, to the beautiful and intricate ceremonial work of the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas. Whether used for costume, ceremony, or everyday wear, humans have always been drawn to the beauty of bird’s plumage.
‘Masquerade’ by Katya Novikova requires no actual feathers, but provides us the illusion of layered feathers with the delicate repeating crochet pattern of reminiscent of those beautiful ceremonial and decorative garments. The jewel tones of custom-dyed Malabrigo Yarns Maricabo and the sheen of the silk and alpaca blend of Silkpaca make this a garment everyone will envy. Think of all the places you will wear this show stopping shawl–you might even want to incorporate a few beads for sparkle!