On the right, the Magic Cloth still in progress. On the left, big kilim form Turkey. In the middle a space to imagine some new journey. Because in this coming year, the year after I became old, while traveling here and there, I will be cloth whispering, inspired by weave. Weaving . Across moons and mind and anything else that crosses my path. Redefining cloth as I know it.
There will be a shop update, if I can manage it, at the end of November. It's going to be Very cold soon and I will be spending a lot of time in this chair.
Which is clothed in a nice old ikat from Indonesia and an old wool weaving from days gone by. I was thinking sewing chairs might get cold too. We will stay warm together.
i don't really enjoy things when they cannot be touched. but i have been thinking about light and dark lately. the patterns that occur through observation, reflections. shadow, exposure. layers of light and dark.
so i have been putting things under glass. and taking pictures. looking. creating realtime double exposure. playing with that idea. without acting.
and then, finally finding the time to try using that to express moments of reflection. on cloth. creating resist to mimic that effect. for some new sort of drama or natural order to composition. cold walnut soak over cotton/ silk ikat (soy milk mordant) using soy wax as resist. dyed twice. the second time with only part the cloth submerged to create a shadow line. prepared a week ago, dyed when folks were sleeping.