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Woven

 

two-dimensional textile surface design

Weaving is a longstanding traditional method of making fabrics. These processes can include hand dyeing, carding, spinning, and felting. This page outlines several of the weaving techniques I have used to explore surface design with textiles.

Standard Loom

Using both a four heddle and eight heddle tie up on a standard loom, I used computer software to design patterns that would be translated and born onto textiles that I wove.

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IKAT Weaving

IKAT is a traditional Japanese method of resist dyeing in which fibers are laid out and tied off with waterproof fibers before being put into a dye bath. The areas that are tied off will not be dyes, which will produce the final design when the fibers are woven together.

Vat Dyeing

The fibers were tied off, prepared, and dyed in a vat to produce the blue colors on the piece.

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Hand Dyeing

Custom orange, yellow, and red dyes were mixed and hand painted on the piece after it had been over-dyed with the blues.

Once dyed, the fibers are strung into the loom and woven to produce a final piece.

Weaving

Tapestry Loom

Using a stand up tapestry loom, I have explored with different materials, threads, and densities to create hanging art and functional fiber works.

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