Sunday, 23 April 2017

Not weaving but drowning



Actually that is rather an exaggeration but I am having trouble coming up with ideas for larger pieces, the tapestry and the stitched piece are both based on patching and are for the upcoming exhibition with Liz Hewitt, Rusted, Weathered and Worn.
The tapestry is in different shades of grey with a fine maroon line between each patch, difficult to see, this is the first larger piece I have started.
The stitched piece will probably be a cushion cover and is made from an old linen skirt backed with part of an old sheet, which is a joy to stitch, very soft.

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  1. An idea from one who knows very little about exhibiting art! Is it possible to think outside of the weaving frame aka outside "of the box" and deconstruct an old piece of clothing, say a skirt, blouse, even a dress and weave within it, bits of driftwood, strips of old wood, tattered patches of rusty cloth? Just musing about the title of your upcoming exhibit, Rusted, Weathered and Worn. What first drew me to your website Debbie was your wonderful woven banner with sea glass. Mystery and magic are held within the threads of your weaving and most importantly, story...

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    1. Ah Marti you are so perceptive, at this moment I have strips of cloth from an old sheet furled with rusty objects for weaving with. Slight problem with no rain for about a month but I think that is due to change soon. Driftwood might well find a place as well and I now have a small drill for drilling holes in the sea glass to make it easier to use in my weavings. Haven't yet plucked up enough courage to try it out. I do now have some bits of glass to try it out on so must take the plunge and we will see what stories emerge.

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  2. love the graphic quality of the warp lines

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    1. Yes the black warp is very effective.

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  3. i like the woven pieces very much, how they are arranged, how Space
    is arranged, the verticals so vertical. Like this a lot

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    1. Thank you Grace, I have to keep coming back to it to work out the space.

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  4. The lack of imagination you mention you are feeling, Debbie, is not obvious in your work. Every piece I have seen intrigues me! Looking forward to whatever you do!

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