Keepsake Sculptures & Jellyjo Jewellery
Shetland Keepsakes was a project that researched the history of Fair Isle and lace knitting. I started to break down the motifs used in Fair Isle designing and lace patterning taking printed studies. I explored ideas around protection, change of form and use and developed Shetland keepsakes. A series of contemporary cast sculptures, window hangings and jewellery art pieces that trap and protect Shetland knitwear remnants.
I now also work with Shetand wool and free flow crochet to create beach combing inspired jewellery.
This is a fun project that i started almost by accident when i uploaded a fun cartoon style illustration I drew of my cats. Someone saw the post and asked if I would draw her dog in cartoon style and so it has been slowly growing. The images can be printed on paper, textile or onto photographic wall canvas.
My installation work consists of marine studies and research that I develop using traditional hand weave techniques with contemporary materials. I then create vibrant bio luminescent hand woven sculptures in Elwire, monofilament, glow-in the dark and light reflective yarns that I hope create a feeling of life under the ocean.