Dandelion Bag (T156)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Dandelion Bag

Made in

Clerkenwell

Date

1999

Description

Ball shaped silver bag with numerous flower headed small spikes protruding from core, with a chain silver handle. The interior of handbag is a silk/metallic organza fabric with maker's mark label.

Materials and techniques

The shell of the bag is made from blocking net moulded over a plastic dome, the net is then hardened with dipping lacquer. The blocking net domes are covered with silk/metal organza which is sewn on. The frame is wrought from wire. The seed heads are castings, all the metal parts are sterling silver which has been lacquered (cellulose) to prevent tarnishing. The bag is lined with silk/metalic organza. The frame and seed heads are sewn on to the fabric domes.

Dimensions

diameter:  10cm

Object number

T156

Category

  • Dandelion Bag, Emily Jo Gibbs, 1999, Crafts Council Collection: T156. Photo: John Hammond

  • Dandelion Bag, Emily Jo Gibbs, 1999, Crafts Council Collection: T156. Photo: John Hammond

  • Dandelion Bag, Emily Jo Gibbs, 1999, Crafts Council Collection: T156. Photo: John Hammond

Maker's statement

This is one of my favourite pieces. It's a joy to make because the end product is so satisfying. I had the idea of making a purse that represented a dandelion for a long time. It took ages to find a way of making what I could see in my minds eye. The Dandelion is top of my range.