Just before travelling to Auckland for the workshop "Dimensional Weaving" with Stacey Harvey-Brown I had a visit from a fellow blogger and weaver, Lynette, and her husband Michael, of Dust Bunnies Under My Loom who were travelling in NZ. As the day approached for the visit I was wondering Oh what if this is a mistake but I needn't have worried (apart from the very untidy state of the studio). When weavers get together what do they do - talk and show and tell and study equipment. About three hours zipped by and I realised it was too late to offer a cup of refreshment as they had to be on their way. That is just not the kiwi way! It was a very enjoyable afternoon Lynette and hope the rest of your holiday went well.
Then the brain did a somersault and focused on the upcoming workshop with Stacey Harvey-Brown, Dimensional Weaving. As you can see from the photos there is lots of texture.
|4 shaft stitched double cloth|
Warp 16/2 cotton/linen mix with panels of wool
Weft 16/2 cotton/linen mix and over twist fine wool (from Anne Field)
The sample didn't show much texture until I felted the wool.
|8 shaft sdc|
warp and weft silk and wool
|Cats trail overshot|
Weft cotton and elasticated wool
Again there wasn't enough elastication to create texture and had to felt the wool
|8 shaft overshot|
Weft cotton and wool
|Same as above but different treadling|
Lots of ideas there to mull over.
Stacey is writing a book about this so keep an eye out for it.