Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Weaving

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This is a piece I am working on at the moment, I am still experimenting with eccentric weave and now with slits combined. When this come off the loom it will not lie flat, how exactly it comes out I will not know until I release it from being tensioned, I am very much enjoying doing these types of pieces and using up lots of small lengths of yarn at the same time.
I may have to put this on one side for a while though as I want to start on a larger piece. I have been invited along with my good friend Liz Hewitt to put on an exhibition at a disused quarry near where I live. It is now a nature reserve with artists studios and a cafe with gallery space. However this piece has been a fortuitous and invalable experiment into the style I wish to use for the larger piece which will be based on the cut face of the quarry.

21 comments:

  1. This is wonderful news Debbie, your exhibition in the quarry. The weave above is telling me a story of land built layer by layer, of age, of strata, of continuation...wonderful way to weave and it will be so fitting to the setting of your exhibition for although I am not a weaver, when I look at this lovely and strong piece, the colors, the textures, I am moved and see far into this textured weaving. Art does that, has the ability to put in place, imaginings and reality.

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    1. Thank you Marti for your wonderful words, I am glad the weaving conveys what I had intended.

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  2. Oh YUMMY!!! This is really beautiful. Your work with the texture is wonderful.

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    1. Thanks Penny, I am having trouble viewing your blog at the moment so haven't met the latest addition to Licketty Split

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  3. love the subtle weathered colours & sense of tectonic time

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  4. love the feeling you have for the edge of the land where it meets the sea

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    1. Thanks Mo, I hadn't imtentionally meant it to be sea but I can see where you are coming from.

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  5. Debbie, your work speaks to me. I just finished browsing your blog and adding itto my blog roll. One question for now,what,kindof loom,are you using? I absolutely love your 3D results, a beautiful piece in progress.,I haven't any idea how you achieve that, but perhaps your loom is a clue. I only have a frame.loom,which is becoming unwieldy as my hands give way to arthritis. Sigh.

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    1. Thanks Barbara and welcome. If I knew how do do links I am sure I could directly link you to the entry about the looms I use but I don't. Anyway it is dated Sunday 16th March 2014. My looms are very simple in fact the ones I use most are designed for schools. My hands arn't as strong as they used to be so I use a small loom that can be tensioned easily.
      Most of the weaving I do on driftwood is done directly on to the wood, sometimes I use a wire warp for these. I don't know how far back you went but the vessel is made of several smaller pieces with a wire warp which were then sewn together.
      I am intending to try weaving in the round soon but am waiting for someone to help me with the maths and the woodworking for this project so sometime next year hopefully.

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  6. Commented on the old post, now back here as well. How big is your loom?

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  7. Also, how do you achieve the 3d texture? It is absolutely beautiful!

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    1. Hi Barbara, after a little searching I managed to find the looms on Great Art, they are under school weaving frames and I have both the 25 and the 40cms sizes. The one I use most of the time is the 40cms pictured above.
      The 3D effect on the piece above is simply done by leaving long vertical slits and using eccentric weave eg weaving at an angle. This is the first piece I have done like this so have no idea whether these shapings will still look like this when I take them off the loom. I am hoping so I am very pleased at how they look at the moment.

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    2. Sorry, just seeing this, thank you! Answers all my questions! :)

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    3. I was about to order the Great Art frame until I got to the point of finding out they apparently don't ship to the US. In your research, did you fine a similar frame that does? I'm not having any luck.

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    4. Sorry no, as I live in the UK its not something I investigated. I think you can get Mirrix looms in the US but they are not simple looms and are very expensive

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    5. Just a thought Ashford looms are made in the states I think they may do a similar sort of frame.

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