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HERRINGBONE

CONTEXTILE 201
8, CONTEMPORARY TEXTILE ART BIENNIAL
GUIMARAES, PORTUGAL

1.09-20.10.2018

 
   
 

My work is inspired by the name of the fabric type.

Herringbone, also called broken twill weave describes a distinctive V-shaped weaving pattern usually found in twill fabric. The pattern is called herringbone because it resembles the skeleton of a herring fish. Herringbone-patterned fabric is usually wool, and is one of the most popular cloths used for suits and outerwear. ("Herringbone (cloth)," Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia)

In my case, in my Herringbone you can see the real Herring (Clupea harengus), and the fabric is used for a suit. But the pattern is printed on silk to have the beautiful shine that the fish skin naturally has.
So, sometimes a Herring is just a herring.