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09/25/2014 / accfiber

Ready..Set..Weave

This semester started fast!

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Sometimes I just can’t be-weave how much potential there is with doubleweave!  So this semester, I thought I’d start running in many directions.  Linen is my new found love, so I’ve used it for my entire warp for my three samplers.  For my samplers, I want to pursue the possibilities of lace, metal, and wool techniques.

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I started using lace techniques that were developed for loom work.  Then I started looking at bobbin lace and thought I would give it a try on my loom.

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After many hours of tedious labor, I decided that this worked better in theory than on my loom.  Well, at least I had some good results out of the other lace samples.

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Some more sampling after my bobbin lace catastrophe helped move me along…

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And I started sampling with metal wire.  I have really enjoyed the potential of this material so far.

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Using the metal, I started picking up where I left off with my final last year.  Since there is no support inside the buttons, working with the metal helped to keep the structure raised off the woven surface.

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So now I’ve started working with the wool, and I have combined it with sisal fiber.  I love these two materials together, but there are still more ways to push the boundaries on this sampler.  If you have any suggestions, feel free to leave a message!  I’ll be back around midterm (Oct 28) to update my blog so check back with us!  Over & Out.  Jinni Copp

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