Sunday, July 20, 2014
The title of the yardage exhibit this year was "Ebb & Flow", and I wanted to use the curving lines formed by the edges of sprang against a woven background to evoke a repeating surge as an answer to this theme. The warp was also painted so that the colors graded from lighter to darker values in a second sort of ebb and flow. There's another repeat of this gradation but you can't see it because they had us fold the fabric and put the casing at seven feet. The whole piece is about 4 yards long.
This was also my project piece for the color study group that I am in with fellow Southern California Handweavers' Guild members. This past year our topic was "Adding Black to Color". I tried adding black to my cool colors to get shades, but since I was dyeing white yarn the result was more like tones. So I added more black by using a black weft in the weaving.
Thanks to Sally for the photo of the fabric hanging in the exhibit at Convergence.