Holiday Knitting Update!
Over the Easter holidays i have been experimenting further with my knitting, using a mix of wire and wool, which works well. I previously experimented with a circular knitting loom, from which i created a long knittted tube, during the holidays i have experimented with a long loom, creating a flat piece of work…
I then put some of my knitted pieces together which i think works quite well as a starting point for my tribal inspired accessories…
I tried creating some knitted flowers, and metal leaves inspired by Han Silvesters photographs, however neither of these work well or had much impact. I have decided to look at how i could possibly incorporate the accessories and knitted work into my actual garment, which will be inspired by 1920’s fashion and also how they will work together.
Knitting with wire experiments!
I have been inspired by the Han Silvester photography to create these knitted wire tubes, which i will place around the head in the way the tribal people do. I plan to try and recreate some of the flowers and other natural objects and weave them into the knitted tube.
These photographs are by Hans Silvester of the Surma and Mursi tribes in Ethiopia, Africa. These two tribes use all natural resources, borrowed from nature to adoren thier bodies in a ‘natural fashion’ style. Great inspiration to start my experimentation for my project!