I've been thinking a fair bit about the boundary between jewellery and textile accessories lately. I'm about to teach a couple of sessions of jewellery making. Add to that the light and airy Northern Hemisphere patterns coming out for their summer season and I have lots of food for thought. I decided to crochet a little neck band with the yarn I had and then see what inspiration comes to embellish and add to it.
This is where I'm up to so far:
- a few rows of crochet, long enough to drape around the neck;
- a tab with a button hole--on the right;
- a reinforced strip to hold a button or bead-- on the left.
- loose ends which haven't been woven in, dangling in case they're needed to attach something or other.
Now I have no more of that yarn. I'm going to improvise with other materials until I come up with something I like. But first, I'd better do a little more of the spinning for my folio and take my morning walk before it starts raining again.