The Argyle Diamond mine in the rugged and remote East Kimberley region of Western Australia is the world's primary source of rare pink diamonds which attract, on average, 20 times the price of an equivalent white diamond. Argyle pink diamonds come in a range of stunning hues and intensities, from a purplish pink to a blush pink champagne. I endeavoured to capture this range in my dyeing exercise. However, I found it challenging to incorporate many different values into a small work whilst still retaining the diamond shapes inspired by the Argyle pattern from Scotland which is derived from the tartan of clan Campbell.
This quilt wanted to be a diamond, not square, but eventually I coaxed it into shape.
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