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  • knitting1105 10:56 am on June 14, 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


  • knitting1105 4:20 pm on June 3, 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    Weaving Lab 

    School finally finished a couple of weeks ago, and I am catching up on posts.   this semester seemed especially busy.  Not sure why.  My last post involved Compound Yellow, as does this one coincidentally.

    This past Sunday, there was a grand opening for Weaving Lab in the 2nd floor studio space at Compound Yellow.  Marianne Fairbanks brought many different types of looms that could be tried out, examples of weaving and books to peruse.  In addition there were 2 exhibits that opened in the 1st floor area, and several sample projects displayed throughout the studio.  I encourage anyone local to plan to make it to the space in the next couple of weeks and sample the looms.  I have posted the information from compound Yellow’s website with the gallery hours.


    I tried out a few of the looms, and am going back for a “Weaving Sounds” loom project soon that involves weaving to the tune of music (sign up for a 1 hour time slot).   I wove the few alternating rows on the photo below of brown and dark gray.  This will be converted into a pillow at some point.


    This loom from the 50’s with a steering wheel was most unique and fun to try.


    And before I left, she had these little weaving cards, or pocket looms as she calls them, that were made on a laser cutter, and everyone could try a little sampler.  the cut-out even acts as the stand!



    I just started mine, I will post my finished object later.  Some were veery creative, using paper and other items.


    Now I am so excited to start a weaving class.

    The next stop for this exhibit is Norway so see it here while you can!



    Opening reception: Sunday, June 2, 1:00-4:00pm

    Weaving Lab invites the public to participate in the process of weaving, speculation and conversation.  Weaving tutorials are combined with conceptual inquiries into domains of rhythm, math systems, meditation, and materiality.  Weaving Lab both explores and subverts each of these associations, hovering between process and speculation, theory and making, and providing questions and experiences so that each participant can draw their own conclusions. The project works to extend access to weaving so that we might invent new ideas about textiles, community, and making .

     Whether you can stay for five minutes or one hour, we hope that you can come join us to weave, connect, and explore. More info at weavinglab.com.

    Week 1:

    June 3-          Monday 10-5
    June 4-          Tuesday 10-5
    June 5-          Wednesday 11-7
    June 6-          Thursday 11-7
    June 7-          Friday 10-5
    June 8-          Saturday 10-5
    June 9-          Sunday 12-5

    Week 2:

    June 10-        Monday 10-5
    June 11-        Tuesday 10-5
    June 12-        Wednesday 11-7
    June 13-        Thursday 11-7
    June 14-        Friday 10-5
    June 15-        Saturday 10-5

    3:30-5PM SUNDAY, JUNE 30, 2019



    • Diane Hamilton 4:51 pm on June 3, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I like the thought of waving to music. Let us know how the class goes.


    • salpal1 5:44 pm on June 3, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Fun! Your mini loom looks like it could be very creative and gun.


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