• Image of Sheaf brooch
  • Image of Sheaf brooch
  • Image of Sheaf brooch
  • Image of Sheaf brooch

A bunch of images and impressions: Walking through a sea of tall, dry grass. A ritual headdress. Harvest celebrations. Granary. A sheaf. Wind rustling in dry grass. Silence.

The brooch is made from silk dyed with plants in two tones - the colour of dry grass that intensifies to a rusty gold near the bottom. It is pleated and smocked in greys with sparkling yellow glas beads.

The design is my take on the penannular brooch. To fasten: push the pin through fabric and moving it side-to-side guide it up between the ends of the oval until it rests on top of it. The ends have raised edges which makes it quite secure. I made the pin slightly rounded so it's more suitable for knits and looser-weave fabric (I've pinned it to a T-shirt with success too).

All metal is antiqued sterling silver.

Size: the fabric part is 6.5 cm (2 1/2 inches) wide and the whole brooch to the tip of the pin is 6.5 cm (2 1/2 inches) long.

As with all textiles, storing the brooch out of direct sunlight is recommended to keep it at its best.