CompanyAyka Design
Lead DesignerKaren Michelle Evans
Designer Karen Michelle Evans
PrizeSilver in Home Interior Products / Textiles/Floor Coverings

LACE is inspired by its bold and strong patterns. The lights cast shadows on the face, evoking a sense of drama to the features of the woman. Using innovated new techniques of twisted silk yarns with long threads and flat looped knots, a modern abstract pattern is created. Textures are introduced to add a third dimension to the face by long silk yarns overlapping each other as the monochromatic tones of blacks, whites and greys stand next to each other revealing and concealing the design. The yarns are flattened or raised, forming shades and shadows and giving depth of wisdom across of the map of the face.   The technique of double dipping the handspun yarn enhances the colour variations on the yarn before weaving. Dip-dyed yarns give gradations in colour that can range from subtle colourways to a stronger boldness as it intensifies. The rug design is woven in Tibetan knot to a high quality of 110 knots only using the highest quality of 100% Handspun silks. The size is 2500mm by 3000mm.