Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Addicted to weaving


"Last drop"



"Grail"


... in progress...



Warping and weaving plastic bottle (after cutting its bottom) …







January 14 2009
Temperature -26°C - Wind chill -37°C
Wow! So much for my asthma! I am hibernating at home. In September I got shingles and still did not recover completely. I was sick again and again with the flue and cold, allergies and asthma and weaving big tapestries was out of question. But I was not completely hopeless, I was making a small stuff! I said stuff, because those experiments - although woven … are not tapestries ...





















8 comments:

Rob Knits said...

Sorry I asked you to enable comments -- I didn't see the link at the bottom of the page. I would love to know how you warp the bottles for weaving.

T Scanlin said...

I'll be visiting often. Thanks for sharing your blog link on the tapestry list.
Tommye

Krystyna said...

Rob… you can see on the last two pictures…
I made cuts (diagonal openings) 1cm or less at the bottom and attached the warp to the ring made at the top - neck of the bottle" so the thread could go up and down… after I finished I cut unnecessary openings and the plastic bottle could slid out but I decided to leave it, so my bottle will be more strong…

Krystyna said...

Thanks Tommye! ...and I will be your follower…

Pam said...

This work and way of warping reminds me of the bag on a box that was discussed on the list recently. Great creativity Krystyna and most importantly, you are weaving!

Pam.

hester said...

I love your stuff. I love how you incorporate your artistic sense into everyday things. This is very inspiring. I don't post much on the list, but I'll be posting her. Wonderful stuff.

Krystyna said...

Thanks Pam, yes it is kind of this same idea like weaving on a box or cardboard. I made some experiments working on already ready skeleton such as lampshade or plastic basket. I will add those later on my blog…

Krystyna said...

Hi Hester, thank you! I will be waiting for your comments!