"Queen of the Knit"

This knitted glass costume, created by artist Carol Milne, was made to resemble entrelac knitting. It was made specially for the Glass Art Society "Glass Fashion show" (the brain child of Laura Donefer) in Corning, New York on June 11, 2016. Made of cast Gaffer Glass. The model is Kait Rhoads.

Laura Donefer's Crazy Corning Glass Fashion Show

Laura Donefer's Crazy Corning Glass Fashion Show

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Preliminary neckpiece

Preliminary neckpiece

February 2016

LED lighting tests

LED lighting tests

First attempt at Entrelac glass

First attempt at Entrelac glass

This was round one in entrelac knitting.  When I decided I would attach the pieces with zip ties, I redesigned my prototype, so the zip ties would be "invisible" - behind the knitting, and so the pieces were slightly lighter and smaller.

Wax entrelac pieces

Wax entrelac pieces

A flock of entrelac waxes set up in threes - before making molds around the pieces.

Cutting foam core pattern pieces

Cutting foam core pattern pieces

Foam core was used to make a mock-up pattern.  It's inflexible, like glass, but not fragile.

Foam core strips

Foam core strips

Neckpiece and wasteband mock-up

Neckpiece and wasteband mock-up

Entrelac pendants

Entrelac pendants