Experimenting wedge weave

Since I discovered Silvia Heyden (have a look there: https://vimeo.com/25136243), I wanted to give a try at wedge weave. To be honest, I tried, and failed. I tried again this week ( you know the proverb), and wove two different little things. One quite ugly, red and beige, on wool warp, but for the first time I understood where I had to go. The other one, in the Navajo style, much prettier and easy. I may do it again as a woodle, when I don’t know what to weave.

Ca faisait longtemps que j’avais envie d’essayer ce qu’on appelle le tissage “dans la forme”, c’est ã dire une trame non horizontale, en fait depuis que j’ai découvert l’oeuvre de Silvia Heyden (https://vimeo.com/25136243). J’ai fait deux tentatives cette semaine, une moche rouge et beige, mais qui m’a permis de comprendre oú je devais aller; l’autre, dans le style Navajo, est plus facile et jolie. Je pourrais en faire d’autres comme ça pour me délasser.

2 thoughts on “Experimenting wedge weave

  1. You know, I really like your “failed” piece! It seems more free-form like Sylvia’s pieces – the curves are more rounded. (Plus I love those colors.) Did the warp have a lot less tension? If so, maybe use the higher tension of the Saffron loom, but explore the curves of the failed piece. You have inspired me to try this!

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