Susan Beal’s Portland Trailblazers Blazer

Craft & Design

If you follow Susan Beal at all, you know how passionate she is about Portland Trailblazers basketball. I have to admit, I’m not a huge basketball person, but I get excited seeing her get so excited about the Portland Trailblazers. I loved seeing this rad blazer she and her husband, Andrew, made for Boomshakalaka, an upcoming group art show on the subject of the Portland Trailblazers.

I’ve been a basketball fan since long before I could thread a needle or even hold a crayon, so… yeah.
Andrew came up with the concept – a Blazer blazer – and I spent all 22 games in January and February planning, stitching, gluing, embroidering, and embellishing a dark red blazer that looked straight out of Meier & Frank the year the Blazers won their NBA title, 1977.

I think my favorite detail has to be the collection of tiny felt, hand embroidered jerseys that line the sleeves of the blazer. See loads more pictures over on Susan’s blog.

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