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Yes my colour 'choice'
The rug yarn we had for our pile samples were leftovers from a local carpet factory that just closed down….I was asking our teacher if I could buy my own yarn somewhere (because I didn’t exactly love our selection…) but she just looked at me like
and said where are you going to buy it from?
So I just used what we had which were those heavy colours…. For our other samples we have had more of a selection to choose from but I can’t wait until we do our own project so that I can go buy some things I like!!!
Btw My rectangle soumak was a tribute to you!!! After I saw your square soumak…
Plus everyone in our class seemed to be doing their techniques in the style of a row of this and a row of that…..so I really wanted to rock out with some shapes.
For our inlay we just did plain weave as well, and then stuck random bits of anything in as we went…although as I said mine was quite unadventurous with those small orange rags……but hey, someone was just trying to finish their work
LOL, I love the way you said you cheated for pile…but didn’t your teacher look at the back? For our pile sample we had to pull loops as one of the techniques so I don’t know if I would have gotten away with doing this for all the knotting as well!!!
Plus I wouldn’t want to see my teachers reaction if she knew I did it
I love your dutch medalions, I don’t think I’ve seen or heard of this one before… I like the way it turned into rounded squares, and I love the way you broke it up with a piled triangle. What are you going to do with this fabric?
I love your crotchet jungle too, how did this happen? Did you crotchet a piece or pieces then weave it in or did you work it while it was on the loom?
metallics (we haven’t been able to use them yet) I like how in this piece you use the metallic yarn and a mix of other yarns/materials as well….Haha am I using the word love too much??!! What can I say? I love your stuff!!
I really like honeycomb as well. I’m thinking of incorporating it into my final project…not sure how though yet
Btw we are on two week break!!
so I’ve got some time to think about what I wanna do…
I haven’t checked out that book you mentioned earlier
Ideas in Weaving
by Ann Sutton just yet, but it’s on our suggested reading list. I just went to my notes and saw some other books also by Ann Sutton -
The Structure of Weaving
The Craft of the Weaver
(co wrote with peter Collingwood, who also did
Techniques of Rug Weaving
which looks good too).
Have you checked out any of these magazines? (I don't know them, but they were also on our list)
Textile: The journal of cloth and culture.
Or this site
There is so much info everywhere it’s overwhelming!!! But what’s really cool is meeting other people who are into textiles..I’m surprised there aren't more of us on here!!! Maybe they look but don't post
The picture below is a book I bought at the V&A in London..it’s so beautiful I love it. It features lots of Bauhaus too so I reckon you would like it
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