Collecting random precious finds such as feathers, stones, driftwood, shells and sea glass provides a rich source of design inspiration for artists. In my studio there are jars and jars of pieces of collected sea glass amongst boxes and display cases of feathers, skulls, shells and other randomly collected ‘finds’.
There is something satisfying about spotting a piece of sea glass when beach combing. The colours and textures and shapes of the sea glass leave me wondering what they started out life as, before tumbled about in the sea. Could they be remnants of a bottle lost at sea a long long time ago? Glass has to have smooth edges, by being tumbled in the sea before it can be officially called sea glass. It becomes ‘frosted’ opaque rather than like normal transparent glass.
Sea glass was the design inspiration behind my recent woven scarf. Replicating a jar of sea glass in the form of wool was tricky! The colours had to be just right.
The scarf is woven using pure wool and raw silk, spun finely.
The result is a lovely scarf, that is both light, and warm, in the most beautiful colours of sea glass. The scarf can be purchased by contacting me directly.