With my loom now set up, it’s time to start weaving. This is the fun part!
At set up stage I like to pre-plan what colours and material I would like to weave. At times the combination don’t work as well as I had envisaged but 8 out 10 times it’s a success. I’m also not one to plan the colour weaving sequence itself, I like to randomly weave each material on the fly so that it creates it’s own unique identity. Give the pieces a bespoke look; The ‘Not one alike’ approach which is 60% the focus of my work. Who wants the same as Julie Blogs from down the road!! Below are working progress photos for the first cushion colour range.
Love using the macro lens.
I’m finally back on the loom and super excited to be making a new range of woven textiles. Yay! I’m thinking woven cushions. My last set of woven cushions turned out OK but I have high expectations of myself and decided these would be prototypes. After 9 weeks, they have been able to withstand the sofa, washing and cat test. Yes….Ruby ny cat likes to sleep and dig her claws into soft, cushy fabrics. I really do love this part of the process.
Not my finest moment…
The Warp & Weft mascot…Ruby. The contortionist who loves to sleep.
With the colder weather coming, it is becoming less inspiring to get out of the house so I am taking the opportunity this weekend to conquer a few tasks. My first task, to finish my Macramé Art piece, the first of it’s collection and the end results….super fantastic!
On my last post I mentioned this piece was inspired by a leafy spider web. If you haven’t seen one, they twist and turn, wrapping around a leaf. The interesting thing is it has no symmetry like typically spider web. Spending time this easter at my dad & Isabell in East Gipsland who both own a large property with lots of tree and plants is where it all started.
Here is the final product…
Luv Chalene xox
My first official post on my new website. Yah!
Recently I have taken on a new element to my Warp & Weft ‘Macrame’ collection called Macrame Art. Why? Because I can and I love the fact that macrame can be designed to any shape or form. I also wanted to not just offer the classic macrame products but something a little more special. A feature art piece that can be displayed in a home or commercial space.
So….how is it going? Great!! I have only started working on one piece, but love what I am seeing. Inspiration was take from leaf curing spider webs.