Monday, 10 June 2013

First Glimpse

One of the reasons that I went on that course a fortnight ago was to reconnect with working in 3D, which I was missing A LOT, having straitjacketed myself into working (almost completely) flat and to a cartoon. What I came to realise during the course is that the other aspect that I was missing was weaving intuitively for at least some of the time. The bonus was that I began some experiments which quickly became the beginnings of a new piece - probably for the exhibition. The other interesting thing is that I had what seemed like a blinding flash of inspiration, but, as I worked on something repetitive and mechanical (finger knitting a loooong length) the thoughts in my subconscious came to the fore and put flesh onto the bones. Letting my 'fingers do the thinking' was hugely valuable in this instance. The working title is 'Abram' and the inspiration is the Wilfred Owen poem 'The Parable of the Old Man and the Young'

Panel 2: loops and plain weave with supplementary weft

Weaving on the supplementary weft.
I suppose I should have photographed Panel 1 as well. Maybe tomorrow!
In future I will ensure that I have a balance between 2D and 3D, directed and intuitive.

Location:The Dungeon


  1. Good to see the progress you've made. Loops seem particularly appropriate. As I work on my own weaving the phrase you gave me about the precision of pain keeps coming back and I realise the piece is about my arthritis, something I've never addressed before. I wanted to thank you for that.

  2. Good to hear from you Naida. It is interesting how our weaving can express things in ways which surprise us! I hope the arthritis subsides enough to allow you to work as much as you want / need to.


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