Burgundy Wool and Silk Velvet Jacket for Beranger Gras

Anagrassia Burgundy Black Wool Silk Velvet Jacket nehru collar doublets fleur-di-les eagle brass buttons street grunge pianist musician Beranger Gras berlin renaissance Berlin photographer

One of my larger projects this year was also something rather spontaneous. I designed and constructed a jacket for an up-and-coming musician in Germany, Beranger Gras. I was excited to work with Beranger because his music is a mix of classical and grunge sounds. Not only is his style really cool and unique, but his way of mixing and pairing the old with the new is what I try to do with Anagrassia and Ukrainian folkwear/embroidery.   (Check out his work here: WEBSITE, INSTAGRAM, and FACEBOOK. And if you’re lucky enough to hear him in the streets, it sounds amazing live!)    The story begins back in January. There’s another story of...

Ukrainian Easter Eggs

ukrainian wax painted easter eggs display pysanky

Busy & colorful time of year for Ukrainians…  Here is a short video (created by my sister) showing how the Ukrainian Easter eggs are made: This video is about pysanky Shadow Box Frame Display for Easter Eggs _________________ Brown Eggs….I LOVE the brown eggs!!    ...

Ukrainian Boys Baptismal Embroidered Gown

Ukrainian embroidered white linen boys baptismal gowns inspired by the gowns my babcha created (many years ago) and cassocks worn by priests. The gown is lined with white silk charmeuse. Before the handmade thread ties Pintucks One of the gowns was made with a lighter weight linen ____________________ One of the gowns created by my babcha many years ago    ...