As you know we have a history of finding uses for off cuts and by products of the printing process. This is Clara’s ingenious idea for the pieces of printed fabrics left over from cushion production – literally left on the cutting room floor.
It’s a version of a pom pom made from the thin strips of fabrics, the waste from yardage prints for the cushion collections. The frayed edges and the randomness of the thickness of the strips mean the results are raw and energetic perhaps referencing football cheer squads more than the CWA.
So these engaging raw edged pom poms are growing in number, gradually becoming an installation at Gertrude Street store, spilling out of the store into the plain trees outside.
Clara had the idea, made the prototype and then promptly departed for Sri Lanka. So Clara we’ve done it, with the help of Celina.
We await Clara’s images of new colours and weave ideas from Barbara Sansoni for our hand woven base fabrics.