Ok so I have been stalking vintage fiber art for awhile now… to the point of obsession. I’m not entirely sure how it started but I stumbled upon a whole community (via instagram) of weavers. Amazing weavers I might add… who are modernizing what is now thought of as a truly vintage art that belongs next to the sad looking macrame planter in the local jumble sale that never gets snatched up. Speaking of which I have also found some people doing amazing modern works with macrame!
But! you’d be wrong… weaving is the new knitting! It is… and I have thrown myself wholeheartedly into the craft. I took Saori lessons, a Japanese technique of weaving, I took Cricket Rigid Heddle Loom classes at the Weaving Hand in Brooklyn, and I finally found what I really wanted to do but didn’t quite know the exact words to find it.. Tapestry weaving on a Frame Loom. The uber talented Maryanne Moodie taught a class that I was lucky enough to get a spot.
I’ve always loved texture and fibers and can spend hours in the many many yarn stores I have been searching around (and out) of the city. Its’ a beautiful craft with limitless possibilities, a little daunting but oh so rewarding.
I also snagged this beast of shaggy delight for inspiration on ebay.. all 6 feet long x 2 feet wide of it!
These are my first finished pieces… small to start but can’t wait to try something bigger!