Wednesday, July 27, 2011

washed curtain, pinned up

curtain panel hanging

I like the huck lace pattern, wish it would be woven more open. The green/sage stripes are to strong, make it look like a kitchen towel. So what am I going to do? Back to the drawing board, forget about this panel and start over again.
I learned a lot about weaving curtains. Now lets see if I learn from my mistakes and improve the next one.

curtain panel detail

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Saturday, July 9, 2011

...more sock yarn weaving, the fun doesn't stop

This was a very productive day. I had fun weaving, designs came easy.
I wonder what comes next and how the piece will look like when it comes off the loom.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

...and some more sock yarn weaving.......

like the insert, wanted to bring it together equaled the stripe in the center not only in warp but in weft horizontally
wanted to continue the insert weaving, love the look and feel of the hand dyed silk, had to take a brake to think where I am going, but quiet please how I work every night a little bit , very soothing.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Warp and weft with sockyarn

I started my project at home with the idea of making a simple shawl with a sock yarn weft and warp.
Just to see how the colors and patterns would come out.
Of course I couldn't stop playing with manipulating the colors. Thought of Carlos Cruz-Diez and the stripes he created in his work, wondered how it would look in a 2 D weaving version and then put in a inlay of color in hand spun silk which was much thiner so I double wove it.
I started reading about Saori weaving, which I still don't understand. But I like the idea of meditative weaving, to weave from what is in you out. It is very satisfying. Of course it might not look very productive, orderly or structured.