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Wonky work

In contemporary weaving where there may be various types of yarn and textiles used in a project, it will be very difficult to keep the sides of your woven piece ‘straight’. Inevitably chunky yarn and woving, for instance, will have a different volume and behave differently to finer yarn, fancy trimmings and so on. It is possible to disguise the ‘wonky’ sides of the work with the addition of embellishments such as decorative tassels for instance.

Joining strips of fabric

Weaving is one of the few crafts where I have found it necessary — or desirable is maybe a better word — to join strips of fabric together for continuity. Providing the strips are of a similar texture and width — not too narrow and not too bulky or flimsy — this method for joining strips together is very efficient. In the Blue & Moon project, the fabric used for weaving is recycled silk — about 1,50 cm wide and quite resilient. The joined ends should finish up, out of view, at the back of the work

Made by Hand

When you buy something from an artist, you are buying more than an object. You are buying hundreds of hours of failures and experiments. You are buying days, weeks and months of frustration and moments of pure joy. You are not only buying a thing, but a piece of heart, a part of the soul, a moment in the life of someone.

by Giacomo Cinque
'La Sartoria Antica'
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