Carole Waller handpainted grey and red silk lycra top, art to wear, a pullover top. This is a silk woven with a lycra thread to give a permanent crinkly texture to the lightweight fabric – and a lovely bouncy quality and handle.

The ‘Glider’ collection was inspired by walking the Malvern Hills and looking at the texture of the English landscape. the hills look out at Wales to the West and Warwickshire and Worcestershire to the East and you can see both ways from the topmost ridge. Paragliders watch, wait and launch into the air. The clean clear colours of the fabric wings floating¬† in the atmosphere above green and grey of the countryside is captivating to watch, and informed the ideas in this collection.

This piece is all about texture, and the frames through which we see the landscape – it is in greys, yellow, blue,red and lime in simple blocks of overlapping colour.

Wash by hand and tumble dry – or dry flat like knitwear .

Handwash.

Measurements are actual and vary slightly : Back length: 53cm/21″ Bustline: 120cm/47″

Shoulder to shoulder: 48cm/19″ Sleeve: 35cm/14″

You can also commission Carole to make a piece in this style and fabric in other colours or with a different length by referring to colours in other pieces on the website in the shop and in the archive.

Reference code for this item: CW46.00