No foundation weaving

The second technique I have been playing with is weaving fabric without a foundation, ie just like weaving threads.  The previous cloth weaving I’ve done has been with the strips/warp attached to a piece of  fabric.  With this method  the warp strips were wrapped around a small box, the weft then being woven and basted as I went.  It is a very quick way of creating blocks for a quilt, or patches for mending clothes etc.  They also feel like samplers to me, a quick and easy way to experiment with colour combinations etc before embarking on larger pieces.  All in all a great way to recycle and reuse all those little scraps with lots of potential.




About Jill An artist inspired by nature in all her glorious guises and the ‘inner’ worlds I have inhabited in the past, present and future; also those of other wanderers I meet along the way.
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5 Responses to No foundation weaving

  1. Karen Turner says:

    The addition of lace is particularly effective. I like the graphic quality of the black/white/red one too.

  2. Linda D. says:

    These look really nice, and sound fun to make. My fave is the black-and-white piece, with that red contrast, works so well. x

  3. Lori says:

    You are such a patient person. Decades ago I took a weaving course and then went out a acquired a large table loom. I loved the weaving part; it was preparing the loom with the warp threads that drove me crazy. I finally got rid of the loom. So, I am in awe of anyone with the patience to weave.

  4. Marie says:

    I love the different fabric weaving! I am having fun with it too.
    : )

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