Fine singles yarn used in the warp and weft in a plain weave – one ‘s’ twist and the other ‘z’ twist – gives a very textured, stretch fabric similar to a crepe bandage.

This fabric length also references the English countryside. This piece reflects the rivers, which were vital in fulling fabric, and so much a part of my own life in New Zealand, especially the great Waikato River flowing through my home town of Hamilton. It is also reminiscent of waves on the ocean – the great divide between my forebears and myself.

With a soft finish but oodles of stretch, I envisage this fabric as a centre front and back in a sheath dress, fitting over the natural curves of the body.


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