‘Smock’ 2020

A collaborative project with designer Ella Fletcher. Ella and I developed a knitted garment exploring how a smocked texture can be achieved within a knit structure. We experimented with patchwork, natural dyeing, devoré and collage. The ‘smocked’ structure, knitted from indigo dyed cotton and polyester yarn, enables the cloth to stretch and contort. We were drawn to the way fisher-wives wrap and layer their clothes and developed a ‘Sontag’ inspired silhouette that wraps around the body.

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