Title:Canal flowers necklace
Date:Oct 2020
Original Size: about 20 inches long
Notes: A reworking of my rainbow bobbin lace necklace. The WS&D National Exhibition title for 2020 (repeated for 2022) was "Cotton, Coal, Canals", and I designed this to fit in with that - basically added a zigzag inkle woven strip behind the flowers to give the impression of leaves. The resulting neckpiece is much more wearable than the original rainbow necklace First version was a rainbow necklace produced for the Birmingham WS&D Guild Annual Competition in 2017. Necklace in tatting with bobbin lace - the main thread is node tatting, with 4 small flowers on it. I used these for the centres for bobbin lace braided flowers using cold-dyed crochet cottons, and then added 3 more flowers in bobbin lace. For the National Exhibition I first added an inkle woven strip, zigzagged behind the flowers, and finally a ring of white daisies with blue centres, on a blue node tatted cord with jet beads. All the coloured yarns were dyed with Procion dyes
Groups: Tatting
Textile jewellery
Exhibited At: Birmingham Guild of Weavers Spinners & Dyers Annual Exhibition and Competition 2023
Friends Meeting House Cotteridge
Hall Green Art Society Spring 2023
All Saints, Kings Heath
Midlands Textile Forum Sense of place
Nature in Art, Twigworth, Gloucestershire
Midlands Textile Forum Sense of Place (Nottingham)
Nottingham Society of Artists
Original Artwork: Available
Price For Original Artwork: £80.0
Prints Available For: £2.0
Cards: £2.0
Postcards: £0.4