Currently exhibiting at Auckland’s Objectspace Gallery is a display of crocheted and beaded jug covers.
‘Put a cover on it’ is the collection of Maggie Gresson who has written an accompanying blog at http://www.objectspace.org.nz/Exhibitions/Detail/Put+a+Cover+on+It.
Here are some pieces that I’ve been fortunate enough to find at local op shops over the years.
A couple of personal favourites are the following two intricate pieces which feature a tea cup in the middle.
This piece tells you the purpose of the intended cover with the word ‘milk’ embroidered on it.
Three bright examples all with yellow plastic beads – the largest one on the left is actually quite heavy. No chance of any flies getting underneath the cover!
Designs using shells offer a more rustic look.
Keeping up with the Royal Family, this cover commemorates the 1953 coronation of Queen Elizabeth II and is appropriately surrounded by red and blue beads.
‘Put a cover on it’ runs until Saturday 26 April at Objectspace, 8 Ponsonby Road, Auckland.