folding | wrapping | twisting | turning | enclosing | fastening | texture beckoning
I've watched - sometimes from the sidelines and sometimes from deep within - as Olga and Vanessa brought to life their beautiful book Ori Ami Knits. I've watched as they talked through ideas, talked about texture, talked about shape and form. I watched as photos began to come to life, as garments were made, as deadlines were reached. And then I've watched earnestly as pieces made their way slowly onto the internet, teased upon a waiting and willing audience, a beautifully orchestrated opera of texture and colour by Olga, Vanessa and Kirsten.
And now I have a copy. And I can sit and read. I can look at the photos, radiant in their colour and crispness. Vanessa is a wonderful photographer, and her portrait shots of the garments are equally as perfect as her small macro shots of details, swatches, and still life's based around the knitted garment. This is a real visual pleasure to look through. And the whole way through, there is nothing but enthusiasm for their craft, a longing to push their readers into the wonderful inviting world of Habu, to open their minds to what can be done with different fibres and shapes.This is the essence of our craft - defining ourselves through fibre and shape, layers and complexity, simplicity and colour.