Marilyn brought her very colourful and warm hand knit socks which were very useful in our recent run of cold and snowy weather.
She showed this beautiful blue and white silk piece.She was unsure as to whether it could be displayed as a piece ,but we soon persuaded her that it would be beautiful with its sheen and glorious randomness.
She explained that the warp is white while the weft is skeined and half is dyed ,so that the result produces a random effect rather like draped ribbon.
She had also been working on this textured piece in a mercerised cotton with a dyed warp.Each piece is different and also different lengths.
She had the idea of creating a white border ,rather like a frame ,around the pieces.
We loved the way the blue 'bled ' into the edge.It would be lovely to hang them together and allowed freedom of movement.
It shows how the same inspiration can be interpreted by different people,Marilyn is using the blue and white seen in Newark Park too.
As yet we do not know if the exhibition will go ahead.The house is still closed so it can dry out and be assessed for damage.Keep checking back for updates.