Weaving Lab Part 2 

I returned on June 6th to the Weaving Lab exhibit at Compound Yellow to work on the installation of weaving to music.

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The interactive weaving exercise took an hour, and it was on an 8-shaft Wolf Pup loom.  I did have some difficulties at first with the pedals being so close to the edge and the amount of pressure that it took to push down on them.

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Here are the General Instructions.  All of the pedals were marked, and I needed to check them as I worked.  The shuttle pattern was given that I followed.

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Here are some samples of my weaving.  I felt that I did fairly well for my first time on a shaft loom.  I am sure that a weaver with experience would have found this rudimentary.  You were supposed to switch when the music changed.  I had trouble with the sound transition at the second point and moved to the end a bit too soon.  The last set of music was birds in the wild, I loved it and found it so relaxing.

During the nature portion of the music, I repeated the diamond pattern, but used one row with black weft, and the next with white.  It gave an interesting pattern. apologies for the blurry images from my antique phone.

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Again, I need to encourage anyone locally to go to the event.  It closes this weekend, and then is off to Europe.  There is also a galley exhibit with Marianne Fairbank’s beautiful weavings.  Here is just a tease.

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