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the beginning and the end

August 1, 2011

starting to weave pages for a lined notebook. The linen warp and shifu weft is creating a firm fabric. I have no idea how or if this is going to work just keeping my fingers crossed.

the thread was made with paper I bought from Morita Washi in Kyoto many years ago, it is remarkably fine and strong.

   finished!  I like the way the light shines through the woven pieces and want to see both sides of the stitching so I didn’t put a lining/backing on the piece.

the circular pattern on the center piece was made by using a stencil and rice paste resist on kakishibu dyed cotton and then adding an iron modifier.

the red, arashi shibori and the plain white patches are recycled from a jacket which was then made into a top and finally a vest. The weft is a handspun flax/silk blend on silk warp.   

 

the kakishibu dyed fabric is very firm, almost like canvas, it is difficult to stitch.

finished measurements, 15 3/4″ X 15″. It isn’t perfect but has a certain rough charm.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. August 1, 2011 3:16 pm

    i’m so excited!!!

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  2. August 2, 2011 8:07 am

    so excited, i’ve already checked here for more. i will endeavor to curb my enthusiasm.

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  3. August 12, 2011 9:10 am

    the different patterns, and translucencies are lovely! also the intensity of colors when the light is behind is really neat.

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