Wrap up

But before I go off to my LIST and my PAGES and the CLEANING I like to do on Mondays, I wanted to assemble a collection of pictures from the summer class I took —  ‘Considering Weave’ with Jude Hill over at Spirit Cloth.  Just as a place to see what I did.  How much I learned.  These kinds of visual bookmarks make a difference down the road…  it is so easy to underestimate or lose track of the volume of threads/cloth that went through the process with me… this will help me remember!

And, by the way, the act of doing this — its value both now and later — is just one of the many, many things learned from Jude.

in-process butterfly received a needle woven body

in-process butterfly received a needle woven body — idea to embroider words inspired by Cindy over at handstories

some actual weave; some figurative

some actual weave; some figurative

one of my indigo cloths with woven opening

one of my indigo cloths with woven opening — made so many mistakes!

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a woven patch

a woven patch — lumpy, loveable, functional

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the “Triscuit” crater — backing from my indigo vat

woven strip square open and woven at center with butcher's twine

buckling caused by size of opening could not be fixed even with machine stitching to a heavy weight backing

woven 'islands' extending patterning over edge

woven ‘islands’ extending patterning over edge — one of my favorites from the class

woven islands partnered with Middle Passage piecing

woven islands partnered with Middle Passage piecing

visual weave with vertical and horizontal running stitches

visual weave with vertical and horizontal running stitches

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the crow got a woven base and flew off to Wendy Golden-Levitt

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seeing warp and weft all around

seeing warp and weft all around

continuing on a piece in context of weaving

continuing on a piece in context of weaving — many sections begun in another of Jude’s classes

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more strip weaving because it's hard to stop; travels well

more strip weaving because it’s hard to stop; travels well

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speckled vintage linen from Deb Lacativa’s dye pot

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blue sky — arashi technique with commercial dye — by moi!

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sampler:  Corn Guy

sampler: Corn Guy

as I started 'sewing' more, back neatened up (worked top down)

as I started ‘sewing’ more, back neatened up (worked top down)

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copy of Jude’s waves. Woven on primitive box loom (which was a rectangular basket in my case)

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Planning to order a bead loom so that I can continue without some of the frustrating tension issues caused by wrapping warp around a basket and taping it to the back.

I didn’t get a chance to make any fringe and look forward to trying.  Would like to edge some of my Star Maps with it. And, I can’t wait to try some of the more experimental techniques offered this month. Any more meaningful reflections on the class will have to wait.  It was a terrifically provocative journey (as usual)… and if other classes I have taken are any indication, the fruits of the learning will keep coming over the next months and seasons.

Bye for now!
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21 thoughts on “Wrap up

    1. deemallon Post author

      really? there is more there than I thought, but much of it has the feel of ‘doodling’ to me. [ha! just made a GREAT typo. instead of ‘doodling’ I typed ‘deedling’ — maybe I need to follow up on that …]

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  1. jude

    good grief dee, you were busy! i really love corn guy, that you made that all woven and such. quite a summer it was for me, still stories to tell.

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    1. deemallon Post author

      a lot piled up over time, but I never felt particularly busy. The corn guy has little red shoe laces. Picture doesn’t quite reveal. I’m glad YOU like him because I don’t, really, but he gains b/c of your esteem.

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  2. Liz

    Arashi blue sky is a wonder … it’s been fun considering weave and I look forward to following your blog to see where you go next.
    Safe travels!

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  3. Patricia LaCroix

    These are stunning. I’m particularly in love with needle-weaving myself. I really like your ‘sunny’ patchwork piece, and I’m blown away by your ‘continuing piece’…. Now I’m inspired to finish some of mine!

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    1. deemallon Post author

      thanks, patricia… the continuing piece is a Part Two and was started — oh? — four years ago. I kind of don’t want to remember correctly… but I may actually finish that one by year’s end.

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  4. Nancy

    Wow Dee! You sure created a lot of amazing weaving work! I always love your lively colors and bursting of life patterns. This time what struck me is that we can inspire each other…through classes with the ever inspirational Jude…and I really noticed and like the way you’ve joined pieces together…new with old, stitch with weave, cloth with fiber, words with images…It all looks grand!

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    1. deemallon Post author

      about inspiring each other — I agree — it is part of what Jude creates — a vessel for that kind of swapping and sharing of ideas.

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    1. deemallon Post author

      Thanks, Nadia… haven’t been to your blog lately. Will head over there this evening. I like that you like the buckling piece! Just like Jude’s affection for the ‘Corn Guy’, it helps me see it differently (i.e. as other than a failed experiment).

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