Here is the last in the series of gowns from last year that I haven’t posted in my blog. This one was a lace motif that I have designed from scratch using my crochet techniques. The thread itself is cotton that has a nice handle (quite weighty once the work builds up, just how I like it). The main stitch used in this trellis-like crochet is what’s called a ‘clone’s not’ which is a travelling kind of knot (which is really a picot stitch – a stitch that is formed by gathering a bunch of crochets together to form a picot or raisin-like shape). I used a silk-satin mix fabric which has a luxurious sheen to contrast with the matte, powdery crochet work in ecru thread. The ‘skirt’ is a continuation of the clone’s knot trellis work. I would have loved to continue this all the way to the hem of the dress. This is perhaps worth considering in a future project for a wedding gown, maybe? More delicate projects like this will be on their way this year.
Published by Jeff Ting
I am a self-taught designer-maker based in the U.K. I am interested in the inherent beauty of textiles and paper. I describe myself as a peripatetic maker of things, given my number of skills in crafts. Having used paper and textiles longest, these tend to feature on my works quite heavily. View all posts by Jeff Ting