The Rogue's Yarn... Jane JAmes

Clove Hitch

Synthetic polymer on linen, 2016

20 x 20 inches

Braided Sinnet

Synthetic polymer on linen, 2016

20 x 24 inches

Single Overhand and Figure Eight Knot

Synthetic polymer on linen, 2016

20 x 24 inches

Hunter's Bend

Synthetic polymer on linen, 2016

20 x 24 inches

Coil

Synthetic polymer on linen, 2016

24 x 24 inches

Reef Knot

Synthetic polymer on linen, 2016

20 x 24 inches

Double Overhand Stopper Knot

Synthetic polymer on linen, 2016

20 x 20 inches

Oysterman's Stopper Knot

Synthetic polymer on linen, 2016

20 x 20 inches

Right Angle Knot

Synthetic polymer on linen, 2016

20 x 20 inches

Pile Hitch

Synthetic polymer on linen, 2016

20 x 20 inches

Loose End

Synthetic polymer on linen, 2016

20 x 20 inches

The rogue's yarn was the name given to the coloured strand laid up in ropes. Originally used to mark naval rope, it was a deterrent to theft. Rope of naval manufacture was generally considered to be superior, thus making it a desirable object to smuggle from dockyards and sell to merchant ships. Latterly it has been used to identify the type of rope, and its place of manufacture. These studies of knots and rope are conceived as visual narrative, or yarn. The rope threads its way across the works, weaving in and out of the picture plane. The rogue’s yarn follows the twists and turns. I am an incorrigible storyteller. This tale has several possible endings, and may be told in any way, long or short, and take any direction the audience desires.

Jane James, 2016

These works are designed to be linked in any order, and the top row may be hung in either horizontal or vertical orientation.

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Jane James 2016

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