Rust and renewal

Rust and renewal

by Robina Melville Weeds growing through discarded farm machinery inspired Robina to make a piece celebrating the resilience of the natural world in the face of the destruction wrought by machinery, and mankind. 44x24x21

Needlelace pin

Needlelace pin

by Robina Melville Approx. 10 x 4 cm

Scottish wildcat mask

Scottish wildcat mask

by Robina Melville Detailed view 17cmx17cmx16cm Exhibited at Shape Shifting, 2014

Rough diamonds brooch

Rough diamonds brooch

by Robina Melville 6cmx10cm

Rollprinted silver pendant

Rollprinted silver pendant

by Robina Melville 2cm x 4cm

Braid lace flower

Braid lace flower

by Robina Melville 15cms x 15cms

Silver pendants and earrings

Silver pendants and earrings

by Robina Melville

We met together

We met together

by Robina Melville Bobbin and needlelace cat, crow and hare animal masks inspired by the vivid descriptions of shape shifting in Isobel Gowdie's witchcraft confessions. Cotton, linen and metallic threads. plinth. 110 x 85 x 55 Exhibited at Shape Shifting, 2014

ROBINA MELVILLE

Having had an interest in textiles from an early age Robina began making bobbin lace over twenty years ago when she had the good fortune to find not only a lacemaking class but a supportive local group.  Brought up in rural Scotland landscape and the natural world are constant sources of inspiration. She also regularly visits local museums, galleries and exhibitions.  Robina enjoys working with colour & texture, on different scales and exploring unusual materials and finds lacemaking the perfect medium to allow her to 'play'. In addition to bobbin lace she enjoys making work in other lace techniques including needle lace, tatting and tambour and has often sought to combine lacemaking with other craft techniques. In the past this has led to her making a series of silver pendants and earrings using bobbin lace grounds worked in wire. Currently she is experimenting with various ways of combining lace and felting to make accessories and hangings. 

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