The Covet Vest came about as a result of my need to create cozy apparel. I am constantly in search of comfortable, versatile garments. With this piece I imagined a wool blanket-like shawl. What could be cozier? With vibrant red 100% wool fabric I used a Shibori technique to emphasize the versatility of the garment. The zebra-like pattern that appears after being Indigo dyed creates charcoal lines that either line up or make agreeable degrees of angles depending
on the way you wear it.
Janna Maria Vallee is a tapestry weaver, longtime knitter, and 2013 graduate of Concordia University's Fibres and Material Practices program. In her art practice Janna combines textiles and socially engaged media. She founded VY in 2008.