made on the takadai
using 48 x 70gm bobbins
with 8, 12, & 16 ends of silk
Made for the 2006 Braid Society Travelling Exhibition, mounted diagonally in an acrylic open frame.
Each year a different colour scheme is chosen & members are asked to lend work for 12 months for display at the major shows where The Braid Society has a stand. There is a size limit as the exhibits are posted to the different organisers & must fit into the strong box.
For many years I have experimented with pleat-type structures made with single braids using both levels of komas on the takadai. This is my latest 'find'.
Detail of 'A Rose is a Rose is a Braid'
Silk & metallic thread, a single & a double braid.
Made for The Braid Society AGM competition 2004. Although in the 2005 colours, it was unsuitable for travelling, so a group of roses were made that fit into a simple box.