I went to Fibre East for the first time in 2015, and picked up some beautiful grey Gotland fibre and this amazing rainbow trilobal from Adelaide Walker. The combination reminded me of interferometric patterns in a diesel spill, of light playfully interacting with a dystopian industrial world. They had to go together.
Industrial landscape, grimy and gritty. Smoke belches. Factories consume the population. Is there any beauty to be had here?
Beauty and cruelty, hand in hand. The stark landscape has its own elegance. Monochrome scene, all shades of grey.
A splash of oil or diesel here and there – and suddenly – a break from the monochrome!
Rainbow patterns swirl in the industrial spill. A glimpse of a more colourful, maybe a kinder, world.
Title: Unicorn Smog
Composition: 67% Gotland 33% Trilobal
Weight: 81g / 13 WPI / DK
Length: 167m / 183yd approx.
Weight: 69g / 13 WPI / DK
Length: 147m / 161yd approx.
Care: Hand wash only. Dry flat.
Date: July 2015
Skein code: 0063
Fibre: Grey Gotland, Rainbow dyed trilobal nylon.
Source: Adelaide Walker