Catch of the Day Lariat (BW007)
This is a lariat worked in netting stitch in shades of grey, crystal and blue, embellished with little Czech glass fish beads, beadwork crabs and branched netting seaweed.
I love working on these flights of fancy, letting my imagination go wild. I made this to display at a Herring Festival held recently - there is a long fishing tradition in my neck of the woods, sadly mostly now given over to tourism - where we were treated to sea shanties, fishing yarns, molly dancing and, of course, herring cooked in all sorts of ways. This lariat was much admired.
It is 41" (105mm) long and can be worn loose or with one strand of the seaweed threaded through the other.
Wear it to the fishmongers - or on a fun night out!