THE DESIGN PROCESS
Making "Not a Bow"
I pictured "Not a Bow" as a wall sculpture. Here is the first ribbon of lace shaped and pinned to the corkboard. It’s too open; I don’t know what to do with the ends. And it looks too much like my "Bow" Brooch.
It took a while to realize that what it needs is more lace. Using black wire-edged polyester ribbon, I mocked up the placement of a 2nd ribbon of stainless steel lace.
The 2nd stainless steel ribbon is temporarily stitched in place. But now I have four ends to deal with and I don’t like any of my ideas.
Clearly this piece does not want to be wall-mounted, so I took it off the corkboard and placed it on a table. I curved, folded and stitched the ends in place. But the piece was not stable. It could not support the weight of the top curls.