Monday, 22 November 2010

A 'Cloak and Dagger' Affair ...

The artwork 'Cloak and Dagger' is hand printed onto the A/W '10 style DAFFY, a V-neck cardigan combining a soft Wool embellished tradional jacquard with a stretch Cotton/Wool body and Afghan-inspired tassel trim.

This exquisite cape, found in our favourite vintage boutique, Hope & Harlequin, is completely hand stitched. The two-tiered cape is fashioned from incredibly fine wool, with silk embroidery and lined with a padded silk. Wide borders of hand-knotted silk fringe complete the decoration.

Close-up of the Victorian cape that inspired the artwork 'Cloak and Dagger'.

Developmental sketches for 'Cloak and Dagger', attempting to emulate the quality of stitch through print rather than embroidery. 

Floral polychrome Afghan embroidery worked in silk thread on cotton with long cotton tassels found at Portobello Market.  We love the combination of techniques, from the embroidery to the beading and tassels.

Lark Rising developed the Afghan example into an interesting trim on the style DAFFY, using knitted jacquard, sequins, shell buttons, crochet and knots.

DELTA, A fine gauge stretch Cotton/Wool body with a hand crochet Merino Wool yoke incorporating shell details, also showcases the artwork, 'Cloak and Dagger'.

And finally, find 'Cloak and Dagger' on ELEANORA, a Merino Wool soft wrap scarf with jacquard knit.

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