Raeus Jae Cannon
Fiber Artist, Author, Speaker
Bend the Knee Dragon Coat


The Bend the Knee Dragon Coat took 22 months to complete.  It's hand knitted and pin loom woven with Malabrigo Merino wool yarn.  Each stripe of the skirt and sleeves begins with a 4" pin loom square.  The colorful stripes are separated by black vents which push the color forward when standing still.
Photos: 
Above: Full view
Right: detail shoulder cap.  The 'tail' extends over the shoulder. Each scale of the shoulder cap is a 2" pin loom square that is separately sewn in.
Below: Talpa Sculpted Dragon's head complete with eye, teeth, and split tongue.

Stats

Weight: 7.5 pounds
Yarn: Malabrigo Rios (36 colors; 41 skiens
Pieces: 316 separate pieces
Techniques: Knitting, pin loom weaving, Talpa Sculpting

Awards & Accolades

Artfields 2019: Best of State of Tennessee
Vogue Knitting: Finalist for Kaleidoscope Fashion Show (January 2020)
Fiber Art Now: Yarn, Rope, String 2020  - Featured in online exhibit
Handweavers Guild of America: Wearable Art Category 3rd Place (August 2020)