taken just now, and how it all started out was quite different, as you can see below..
i bought a new reed last summer so that i could weave a much finer sett - it was my first try-out. super fine wool yarn from teoriya is delightfully soft and a pleasure to weave with, but this was way out of my comfort zone to be weaving not only something so regular, but as my husband remarked, something so graphic! i was feeling pretty confident and moved forward with the design, but underneath there has been a feeling of tension/uneasiness. i knew this design was going to go off the rails, and here i am now, past the halfway mark, ready to start with what i can only describe as `decay` or - totally off the rails. i love reading artists statements and often wonder if they wrote them themselves - a small blurb can be quite a heady mouthful sometimes! i`m not the best at talking about my weaving; i inuit, i weave what i feel, and there are stories in there but they usually resist language. i will put it coarsely, i`m taking a big risk with this design because it has been so time consuming and labour intensive up to this point - i want to let it get out of control, messy, loopy, fringy, insane. from neat and prim to absolutely frightening. i really hope this pans out, because otherwise it will be a huge waste of time and money!