Chris Clyne: Shoes

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Artists, Weavers + Tufters
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Shoes, 2008
Chris Clyne
Woven by Naomi Robertson
Polyester cotton warp, wool, boning, pigskin, feather, wood
34 × 23 × 37 cm

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In late 2007 Chris Clyne, a highly respected clothes designer in London and Edinburgh, was commissioned to explore how she could design ‘clothing’ to genuinely project the weaver’s art. To begin with, there was a Corset made and then a Headpiece, with Shoes following on later in a frivolous moment. The Shoes were constructed from seven intricately woven pieces and built onto a platform with a fine wooden stiletto heel carved in the shape of a tapestry bobbin.

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