Work on the poodle collar has progressed but first let me remind you what this is all about, the love of poodles. When you get down to it, is there anything to compare with poodle style?
These are staunch dogs, trained to hunt, and clipped to protect their chests from attack, poodles are more than you may think.
So we went with the hounds-tooth tweed, loved the Chanel feel, and after all the poodle is quintessentially French.
Lined the collar with white silk taffeta, and found a retro black Bakelite buckle from my collection that seemed to suit.
The coloured threads turned out to be all wrong and so worked around the edges of the poodle with pearled seed beads. So is it working? The next problem is how to join the beaded poodle disc to the collar. I am inspired by the remains of a chatelaine in the collection in the Brain Watkins House.
A beautiful piece of textile work, and something quite unusual don't you think.
Now I have looked a little more closely at it, I must say, I am intrigued, as I have no idea how this beautiful piece was made. I will need to study it in closer depth, so wait for the big reveal, if you too are interested in how this chatelaine cord was made.
I like the raised satin stitch in this image, maybe a chain of rings made with this technique.
What do you think?
So it is Au Revoir ma cherie, et a la prochaine.