This Tuesday I’m sharing an art piece I have been commissioned to make. This client really loves my weaving’s but since I don’t currently have a loom set up I had to come up with an alternate idea. Below I have taken neutral cotton thread and threaded it through a reed to space it evenly the full width of my finished piece.
Next I’ve painted the “warp” with dyes to match the decor and colors that my clients have requested. This process is similar to warp painted ikat which is usually done after a warp has been threaded onto a loom but before it’s been woven. In this case I wasn’t working with a loom so I threaded the reed and secured it to a surface and painted the threads without tension. This allowed for a painterly effect but wouldn’t be ideal for very precise image/color placement.
These “fringe” will become one layer in the finished piece.
Below is the layer that will go behind the fringe.
I haven’t decided if I will be using the blue layer and I have a couple other tricks up my sleeve but in all I’m pleased that this project is progressing and will soon be finished and ready to present to my client!