Justice - Every Woman Dazzle (Wanderlust Yarn Club November 2016)
Ciara Phillips’ Every Woman, co-commissioned by Edinburgh Art Festival and 14-18 NOW, is the fourth in a series of dazzle ship artworks developed by contemporary artists to commemorate the First World War. Designed not to camouflage, but to distort a ship’s appearance when viewed through a telescope, ‘Dazzle’ was developed by the British marine artist Norman Wilkinson to counter the threat posed by German U-Boats. Using strongly contrasting blocks of colour, stripes and curves, dazzle designs transformed ships into a confusing array of multi-directional shapes, making it difficult to gauge a ship’s direction or speed.
Pops of bright pink, yellow, and blue, dyed over in black, gives a graffiti look to this yarn that's unlike anything I've dyed before.