Wai-Yuk has always loved making clothes, whether for practical everyday use or to set free her creative impulses. Here are a few of the more artistic creations from the last few years.
Wai-Yuk made this jacket a few years ago. She had bought a length of nice Chinese embroidered silk but could not decide what to do with it. Eventually she decided to make her own interpretation of a traditional Chinese dress jacket.
Embroidered Silk Waistcoat
This waistcoat was made for an exhibition at Cornwall Craft Association’s gallery at Trelowarren. The waistcoat was embroidered with designs and textures relating to her jewellery work.
The Taunton Kimono
This silk kimono was made for a South West Textiles Group exhibition at the Museum of Somerset in Taunton. The hand dyeing and shibori textures were inspired by the work of the great Japanese kimono master, the late Itchiku Kubota. The motifs used were derived from fossils in the Museum of Somerset collection including a woolly rhinoceros skull found a few hundred meters from the museum.
The Museum of Somerset is well worth a visit if you are in the area. (Museum of Somerset)