For what feels like years, but really wasn’t very long, I’ve been working on a weaving project for college. It was my first time doing weaving on a larger scale (I’d made bracelets and things) and thought it was really cool!
I did some samples using different techniques/patterns and wool first, then decided on a final design.
Before any of that we had to choose a work of art that we liked (this bit was ages ago!) and base our colours and balance of colours around it. I chose a piece by Matisse.
After doing the samples I decided I wanted to make a cushion using the 2/2 twill and soumak techniques. I chose white as the main colour, along with a few colours that were similar to those in the work of art. I then got to it!
I wound up with this…
and I turned it into this…
Ok sewing this thing was a major pain and I plan I redoing it at some point to tidy it up, and I really wish I’d added pink to the colour mix because it looks very much like an HBC product.
Alright, I loved weaving. I would do it again and again and again. I need to add loom to the list of things I really really want (along with a knitting machine!). There seem to be so many possibilities of things you can make and do. It was cool. I found it strangely relaxing as well. If you get the chance give it a go!