Saturday, June 12, 2010


Weaving plain, striped rugs that are balanced and attractive is not as easy as it looks. However anyone with a trained eye will manage, through trial and error or intuition, to create a rug they will be happy with. Usually striped rugs are pre-sketched, coloured and well planned out with designated measurements and proportions set out. However most weavers would not bother to draw up a cartoon for weaving stripes but would weave free-style while following the sketched guide.

This tapa inspired rug is a variation on the striped theme and was also woven free-style (i.e. without the use of a cartoon).

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Tapestry Weavings By Stephenie Collin


I hope you find Warped Art & Design both interesting and inspiring, and that it will encourage anyone working with fibre to investigate and experiment further within their chosen field.

The basic loom, which is my tool of trade, has remained technologically unchanged. This aspect appeals to me as I weave contemporary images on a machine of such simple and ancient construction.

And if the loom be silenced,
then needles, threads and fingers
have plenty more to say.

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Waiuku, Auckland, New Zealand
I am an artist, weaver, gardener, mother and grandmother, home food gatherer, political sceptic, modest future eater, and much much more.