Stitchfield uses brass components that fit and fold together in an unprescribed pattern to create a suspended metallic weave. The circular components, and the possibilities of endless formations celebrate the often undervalued 'Knitting Circle' and similar maker gatherings; sites of knowledge transfer, collaboration and innovation. Stitchfield was woven by different groups of women during Women in Design, 2016, the project created an opportunity for conversation and company through making. The natural brass allowed for the fingerprints of the makers to be embedded within the piece through its assembly.
Stitchfield was designed by Elliat Rich and Claire Scorpo in collaboration for Design Tasmania, Women in Design 2016.
Brass (acid-etched), cord, particle board, toggles
Dimensions; single stitch: 72 x 82mm, Woven form: variable
Commissioned by Design Tasmania
Photographs (2, 6, 7 & 8); Joffre Street Production, reproduced with kind permission from Design Tasmania, Women in Design 2016