Archive for ‘April, 2013’

It’s weaving time

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.


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Love using the macro lens.

Charlene -xox-


Back on the loom

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.






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The Warp & Weft mascot…Ruby. The contortionist who loves to sleep.

It’s Complete

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…


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Luv Chalene xox





Macrame Art Project

Hi everyone,

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.