left to right:
Origami Lamp made from a map of Paris!
Eve Sand Midcentury Modern Art
Lucy Poskitt's tapestry weaving
This Quilt by Pasha Textiles using 30s repro fabric
More things I think you might like, because I do.
“You can outline in sumac in the colour of the base or the colour of the circle as you go. Weave the circle and when you reach the top sumac in either the circle colour or the fill in colour around the circle. It’s done while you are weaving. Also pay attention to whether you are moving up on a hill or a valley thread. The trick is to remember if you go up on a valley thread the weft sinks and the turn is lower. If you rise on a hill thread the weft pass stays higher. So you can jump up and pull the corner off of a stairstep and hold it in place by weaving lower then the stairstep" Kathe Todd Hooker
TIP: When drawing on your warp use ONLY fabric markers or sharpies you have tested for wash-fastness. Test them by drawing on fabric and then washing it to see if it stays. If the mark stays you are good to go. You do not want to risk your marker seeping through your weft when you block it or on a humid day.
Weft-Faced: a woven fabric where the warp remains completely covered by the weft. Only the weft will be visible.
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