Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Message

It's been a semi-productive week for work.

I did some experimenting with supplementary weft. We studied it in my university weaving course, but it's so much simpler when the fibers you are working with obey. Copper wire does its own thing and plays by different rules. I only worked in the simplest of extra weft in the form of thicker copper wire which I later wrapped in thick cotton thread. I did not know how the wax would take to the cotton but I think it worked out fairly well.

It's tentatively titled 'The Message'. 

The Message (2011)
Handwoven copper (undulating twill with supplementary weft, patina, embroidery, beeswax.

There need to be more pieces like these... I just know it. 

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