Friday, 4 November 2011
I also had chance to speak to Edna Gibson who works with kumihimo - braids - which are wonderful. They are complex and extraordinarily beautiful in their infinite combinations and structures. I was totally mesemerised by Edna's choice of colours and asked how she chose the colours for her designs. I think her answer is helpful not only to braiders, but to stitchers and knitters also. She says she puts a palette of her threads out on a table which she passes many times a day. If she keeps going past it without thinking about it, then she knows the colours are OK. If she has to pause and stop, then she knows there is something wrong and will remove colours and change them. She says braiding is like a meditation, the enjoyment is in the making - a feeling I am totally in sympathy with, as I expect many of you are. The Braid Society have a very interesting and informative web site, just click here to visit.
For more information about the Insight Into Beauty exhibition as a whole, click here.
Posted by N E E D L E P R I N T at 09:55