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Lockdown gave us a chance to slow down and take time to see what would happen if all of the effort of a few months was concentrated on a single design. The simple check pattern in a range of widths, lengths, colour-combinations and scale shifts in the small squares resulted in stunning optical complexity! They recall houndstooth, plaid and tweed textiles and have, on one hand, a formality and suit-like structured quality and on the other hand, a voluptuous sensuality. These images capture the initial range, and as with all Marigold beadwork, one design prompts the next, so we will see where this leads us …

Since 2012 Bulawayo Abattoirs have contributed towards the hand-loomed beading initiative and are proud supporters of the Marigold beadwork co-operative

© 2021 Joni Brenner | Marigold Beadwork co-operative, Bulawayo

© 2021 Photography: Liz Whitter