Sophie Digard, Brooch, Angie
Since 1999 French designer Sophie Digard has been creating collections of crochet scarves and necklaces from her studio in Paris. During the design process, Digard looks towards nature and artists such as Gustav Klimt for inspiration. Single-ply merino wool or linen yarn is dyed carefully by hand using vegetable dyes. By plying the yarn Sophie crates an infinite variety of subtle shades, up to sixty different colours are used in a single piece. The designs are then brought to life by a group of skilled women artisans in Madagascar, nourishing traditional textile skills.
Handmade raffia and cotton brooch. Height 9cm, width 7cm.