Garment for glory

Calrossy Anglican School

Ruth Cant


"Heavenly themed, ‘garment of glory’. A robe with bishop sleeves, incorporates silk jacquard with metallic thread, crochet, beads, organza and hand-dyed silk."

Images of Work

"Red cabbage was used as a natural hand-dye of the silk satin lining. Alum assisted as a mordant to set the dye colour to the fabric. This process resulted in a subtle shade of lilac blue with unique highlights of violet."

"Buttonhole rings made of cotton kitchen twine share the trim with an array of colourful assorted beads. The buttonhole rings are crocheted by hand in four increments, randomly placed. The informal placement of an everyday material contrasts with the formality of the robe."

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