Work in progress…I’m using a lovely heavy linen unbleached yarn which is somehow delicious to handle. I’m copying this Greek stitch (without a pattern), which was inspired by the Mesopotamian river Meander. Often seen on architraving and friezes, it’s an ancient pattern which symbolises eternal life.
I started painting again on iPad about a week ago
Here’s a sneak peak at a prototype poncho in corded red mercerised cotton. It hangs beautifully because there’s a satisying weight to it. It will be a very special garment, for day or evening. A little bit of edging and it will be complete.
HOOK CROCHET is Jenny Caron Hall’s new company, for crochet bedspreads, baby blankets, wall hangings and elegant contemporary garments. They’re made entirely by hand using traditional crochet stitches to contemporary design.
Crochet is one of the oldest art forms, and can be traced back to ‘Nålbinding’. The oldest known textile fragment of Nålbinding dating from c. 6500 BCE was found in Nehal Hemar cave, Israel. Another from the Ertebølle period c. 4200 BCE was found in ‘Tybrind Vig’, a Mesolithic fishing village in Denmark.
I have been away some time! Exploring something new: the art of Crochet.
I’m incredibly inspired! Particularly by vintage work called Uncinetto, or Croché, traditionally done across Europe, South America and Mexico. I love Filet Crochet, and everything done in cotton particularly in white. Here are some samples in cotton and wool.
This iPad picture began as a man on a porch playing guitar in a hat. As I drew, it transformed and morphed and ended as a Parisian lady in a sitting room, under the same hat. The chair has a loose cover made of linen. Like in the film ‘The Yellow Rolls-Royce”, the hat remained the same as the owners changed. It’s like a small domestic story of metamorphosis.
i saw the film Detroit a couple of nights ago. It made a big impact, got me thinking. This is not yet finished but is somehow related and I’m excited about it.
I’m away for a period of time while I think…
I will be back…