For the competition, I designed the carpet ‘Doyly’, the inspiration coming from my childhood and my grandparent’s home on the farm. My grandmother decorated the home with crocheted doyleys.
The carpet consists of a mix of two different materials: Swakara Fur and crocheted doyleys; something soft versus something structural, as well as a large scale versus small scale patterns. The patterns have the same ideals, yet different scales.
The carpet was to be made of a swatch of fur made from Swakara legs. The legs are regularly offcuts when using Swakara hide, because they less ruffled and finer than the rest of the hide. Thereafter the leftover legs are sewed together into square panels which can be far more easily utilised.
One experiences it in several iterations as it eludes a different structure and expression