Sunday, July 26, 2009

loom work




The work of Dutch textile artist, Tilleke Schwarz, which I just saw for the first time this week, has given me the fever. A good fever. I wove this before the feeling disappeared.

16/1 Swedish cotton warp, sett at 15 e.p.i, Rosepath and plainweave, linen, cotton, and silk,
7 X 72 inches. Handwashed and tumble dried.

11 comments:

Velma said...

nice, susan. will it be another bag? i just ordered her book, too.

Velma said...

whoops: the rest of the sentence: " ...too, because i love the freshness of her work."

-- 1 AM bat visit interrupted my already thunderstorm interrupted sleep--

Susan said...

It is a scarf. Or a ribbon. I like to hang long narrow pieces down from the ceiling. I've also been thinking of Japanese noren a lot these days. And Dutch contemporary figurative embroiderers.....

Susan said...

eek, a bat! They're smart, I like them, but not at 1 a.m. in the middle of a thunderstorm. Exciting!

Joanne said...

I love the inspirations of summer as well, so much is abundant. Of course, winter has its stellar moments, too. I like the Rosepath among other designs, it seems so nicely textured.

Brittany Noel said...

Beautiful use of the rosepath patterning amongst the plainweave. I thought at first that the x's made by the rosepath were embroidered on! I really love this piece, Susan. The colors, the "fever", as you say :) It looks like a wonderful piece to touch. And I love that you hang pieces from the ceiling! I can see this as a very cool woven alternative to a bunting, if you hung it over a doorway or something.

Susan said...

Thanks for you encouragement about this idea, Brittany. I have been wanting to make a weave that imitates embroidery--especially an isolated motif, surrounded by a plainweave ground. Not a whole row of x and o's. I've been looking around at weaves and embroideries, and also staring into space a lot, while I wait for the idea to form up. Swedish dukagang caught my attention most recently. I don't know if that can be a simplified weave

Brittany Noel said...

I can't wait to see what you do with this idea. I wonder if you could finger pick in those areas? Hmmm... lots of potential!

Susan said...

I'm sure there's nothing new under the sun--it probably just needs to be worked in with a tapestry needle, or 3. Every other pick is the ground weave, on a boat shuttle...When I try it, I'm sure to see the fatal flaw in this idea

sosser said...

so beautiful. i love the rows and rows of x's

Susan said...

The rows of o's are on the other side. Thanks for noticing the details!