Saturday, June 12, 2010

When weaving free-style you are unable to truly predict how successful the final design will be.
As the rug grows it takes on a life of its own so the use of working drawings and a solid understanding of what you are trying to achieve are essential.
While weaving this rug I had several small drawings clipped to the loom. These were constantly used as a point of reference to ensure the end design retained a sense of balance and proportion.

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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.