I'm taking an online workshop from Jude Hill of Spiritcloth, learning something about her innovative approach to weaving cloth from other cloth. It's a freeing experience for me and such a contrast from my rather structured katazome routine. I really enjoy how quickly these pieces of cloth come together. As I tear strips and weave I am loosening up my thinking. Here are my first few attempts.
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These little woven pieces also stimulate my own daydreaming. In the piece above I can see ....
a favorite sateen shirt from 30 years ago
limpets gathered on Galway Bay on the west coast of Ireland
magenta gladiolas from our August garden (which dyed the silk a light green)
a cloth "palette" I use to test color and off-load my brush when dyeing katazome
an edge of a work called "my sister's house" ...
which of course immediately transports me to my sister's woodsy place with the salty breezes near the coast of Maine.
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I used the little stones as weights for one part of the process but I really like how they look on this piece!
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