Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Another Tree Sack, woven in cotton, linen and rag weave. Applique ribbon from LFN ribbons. The pattern is Swedish Rosepath.
The reverse of the Tree Sack.
Tire burn-out in front of the store, sometime on the night of Sept. 9
I'm hooked on mixed weft weaving: rags, and linen and perle cotton yarns. I'm working with a fresh sense of anticipation. In this I've happily found an inspiration to end all: Tilleke Schwarz' book: Mark Making: Tilleke Schwarz Embroidery.
She is Dutch, and though I am usually in thrall of the Dutch imagination, this time it is true love.
Her desire to make her mark, in densely layered, thread paintings, reminds me of the restless energy of a teenaged driver, screaming up the road in the dark, leaving the rubber from a set of tires, to show where he's been. Not really a reasonable thing to do, but somehow necessary. Tilleke's mark making is probably not so ear splitting. She writes that she is inspired by graffiti, and her work is graffiti style.
I know I'm not the first to know her work. I first read about her in Selvedge, Issue 16. and she has had many exhibitions. There is something thrill seeking about her work. You can see images of her work, and order her book directly from her: Tilleke Schwarz