Strange, but perhaps not

Now-for-steamingA couple of years ago I painted some silk for a skirt. Then last week I saw this Saloni skirt featured in a magazine article and I thought that reminds me of a piece of silk I once painted.

I can’t remember what triggered my design idea. Thinking about it now I’m guessing there must have been some harlequin-like styling floating in the ether. After all these classic design patterns never totally disappear and they do come round every few years reinvented in a slightly different form.

And, the finished skirt.

Yellow-patterned-skirt

Author: agnesashe

Artisan, blogger and passionate East Anglian working from home.

8 thoughts on “Strange, but perhaps not”

  1. Something I’ve been thinking about for a while with your posts, and I have heard the Radio 4 documentary on it so perhaps I should know, but how ethical is silk? I ask as a namby-pamby vegetarian so your view may differ, but???

    1. Depends on how you view insects – as a silkworm is the caterpillar of the moth, Bombyx mori . Whole process of silk production pretty grim for the caterpillars, but I’m afraid as somebody who squashes slugs in the garden I couldn’t possibly comment.

      1. I love our slugs and, possibly as a result, we do attract a number of hedgehogs who I love even more. Regarding the silkworm I was fearing for the worst and shall continue doing so!

  2. I would buy your skirt in a minute and wear it to my son’s wedding. Or maybe the rehearsal dinner as I would not like to be a focus and that skirt would do it. Wow! I just love it.

  3. Your skirt is gorgeous – a true original! I also worry about ethics in clothing which is why I try my best to buy Canadian so I know there weren’t sweatshops involved…that’s what is so wonderful about the fabrics you make.

      1. Ethics of cloth and clothing are very tricky and in some ways quite similar to food as since the Industrial Revolution more and more people particularly in countries like ours are further and further away from the process of production. Buying local feels right, like growing your own, but how does full self-sufficiency fit in with being part of a community and part of a society – I can see why you’re getting a headache. I feel dizzy from going round in circles.

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