This is one of a new range of fabulously complex and structured pieces. This ruffle has 8 layers of silk and silk metallic organza and is edged so that each pleated layer curls and contorts into 'petal' like shapes. The ruffle adds drama to any outfit. Perfect for a wedding or celebration of any sort, it is playful yet powerful, feminine and delicate. As always in my work, the inspiration is the organic and parallel lines that can be seen in natural forms. Although the time required for stitching the edges of each layer is large, the floral results are without doubt worthwhile.
The colours are a deep brown/black core fading through shades of deep maroon to dark magenta at the tips. The overstitching on the edges is in metallic magenta thread . Each end has a small pink keishi (irregular) seed pearl.
As with all my concertina pieces, this ruffle expands and contracts when worn; its elastic character makes it very easy to drape. It must be kept dry at all times, can be specialist dry cleaned, and needs to be stored in its presentation box.