Research for my Jameson project has taken me from the archive of the British Museum to the V & A and the Bath museum of costume. The curators at the British museum very kindly let me see the piece of cloth that once belonged to Frederick Desnaux, my great great grandfather which is providing my starting point for this weaving project. I have looked at Victorian fabrics and clothing, have been working ideas out on paper and weaving some small samples. These narrow strips have been woven with very fine ramie using the contrast of the opaque and translucent areas to mimic the blocks of colour and stripes of the traditional kente cloth.
The images of the African kente cloth are reproduced by kind permission of the Trustees of the British Museum.