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DESIGN FOR THE THEATRE OF LIFE Knitted Head-Dresses for the 21st Century - combining tribal and contemporary costume.
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JOOLS ELPHICK

contemporary head-dresses 2001 - 2010

Balancing hand-knitting with machine-knitting to produce a textile with substance, I 'build' on a knitting machine (varying needle gauges) and with the time saved in  the production, am able to use a variety of hand-finishing techniques to produce a detailed and original piece of work.
Inspired by tribal art as much as contemporary culture, I fuse elements of both in my work. 
Sold as one-off pieces or made to commission, each one has been a journey into colour, texture and form, which I have been really pleased to pass on to  clients, so that they can share in that journey!
THE CHYLLTEC HEADDRESS (2002) SOLD
 
 
THE FREYA HEADDRESS (2001) SOLD
THE HOLBEIN HEADDRESS in Dark Turquoise (2003) SOLD
THE HOLBEIN HEADDRESS (2002)
THE FLAP HAT I  in Cornflower (2000) SOLD
THE HAREM HEADDRESS in Cappucinno (2003) SOLD
THE HAREM HEADDRESS in Bordello (2000) SOLD
THE HIGHWAY HAT in Royal (2003) SOLD
THE GRAND MACHAT HEADDRESS in Highlander (2003) SOLD
THE PHAEDRA HEADDRESS (2001) SOLD
THE SGISMUNDO HEADDRESS in Gypsy (2002) SOLD
THE SIGISMUNDO HEADDRESS - Rim unrolled -in Cricus Lawn (2004) SOLD
THE SIGISMUNDO in Pink Snapdragon - Rim Rolled up (2004) SOLD
THE SIGISMUNDO HEADDRESS in Burgundy - Rim unrolled (2004) SOLD
THE STARCAP in Tweedy (2006) SOLD
THE FLAP HAT II in Seascape (2003) SOLD
THE BIKER SHEIK in Tibet (2002) SOLD
THE BIKER SHEIK in Rembrandt (2002) SOLD
THE VESPA HEADDRESS in Prairie (2005) SOLD
THE VESPA HEADDRESS in Amethyst (2003) SOLD
THE KARNAC HEADDRESS (2007) SOLD