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a trip to the beach

January 3, 2011

sea-foam                                                                     woven seaweed                                                     quartz seams

weather coming in.

“shades of grey”  woven with sewing thread. Beads are threaded on a supplementary warp, wound on sewing bobbins. The warp was unwound and one bead threaded each time one was placed into the weaving. The supplementary warp was used as a weft thread and pulled tight to create “holes” in the fabric.

This a technique used by the Yoruba people of Nigeria.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 4, 2011 10:36 am

    so beautiful..isn’t nature great to give us all these natural things to play with, experiment with and then make Art?xxlynda


  2. January 3, 2011 4:50 pm

    the woven threads of soft hues throughout this are comforting and wildly beautiful.


  3. January 3, 2011 3:54 pm

    Lovely piece of weaving. And I see that you too are attracted to the intertwined seaweed – gorgeous stuff, isn’t it?


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