Crocheted brooch (HC400)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Crocheted brooch

Date

2008

Materials and techniques

Oxidised silver (cast using lost-wax casting), orange crocheted wool, stainless steel pin

Dimensions

width:  7.7cm
depth:  6.5cm
height:  0.7cm

Object number

HC400

Category

Maker's statement

This brooch explores material qualities and combinations. I mimic the visual 'language' of crocheting in the metal part and then extend the metal form with actual crocheting using a brightly coloured wool yarn. The wax model is a one-off, made from wax wire and liquid wax poured over a square section of tubing, the rippeling effect of the wax can still be seen in the cast silver piece.