Saturday, 11 May 2013

warped !!

painting of glimakra loom from their site
I love the smell of pure linen warp thread which fills the air as the warp is made and then slides through your hands as it is transferred to the loom The vocabulary of weaving is gorgeous in itself - warping, raddling, sleying the threads and then that exciting moment as the first shot of colour transforms the neutrality of the linen warp. The liminal 1 painting is being translated into a rug, it is a couple of years since I wove a large piece  so I am looking forward to losing myself amongst the warp threads. I will emerge at the other side not warped but hopefully with straight edges .....!

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