Turn­ing canal art into haute cou­ture

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Dress de­signer Katya Wild­man is just wild about canals so teamed up with skilled artist Trina Day to cre­ate the Bomb­shell tea dress – adorned with a rose de­sign redo­lent of a boat­man’s back cabin.

“I be­came heart-thump­ingly en­thralled with the folk art of canal art. Inky black ket­tles with sim­ple rose de­signs all picked out with clear white stitch de­tail­ing just re­ally got me think­ing,” said Katya.

Trina, from Boat Foray, has been boat­ing for 30 years, first on the Ken­net & Avon fol­lowed by the Trent & Mersey and paints in the tra­di­tional Roses and Cas­tles style.

Af­ter fit­ting out her boat with her hus­band she taught her­self to paint and went to pro­duce count­less ket­tles and casks.

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