Sunday, April 13, 2008

Enter TIF


i have been joyously weaving away and thinking-that's what i do when i weave- of changes but in the way of transformations. What it means, ways to carry out transformation, how those thoughts can be put into practice on textiles. Textiles per se are transformation moguls, from seed to cloth, from, grass to fur to yarn to cloth, from worm to yarn to cloth. Not to mention the vile synthetics, all those CHs and OHs chained together.

As weaver by trade and a purist at soul i fiercely resisted synthetics. But then a heat gun crossed my path and melted away my resistance. i don't think i'll ever weave with synthetics, but as far as transforming them into something else... Well what can i say?

Here's this week's TIF exercise, a heat shaped polyester organza island with plowed fields, rocks, hills and bays.
Quite impossible to fashion with cotton fabric, dont you agree?

neki desu


  1. this is lovely and right on my thought wave for i have been digging into a box of never touched synthetics these past days, feeling sorry for them and we'll see.....

  2. This is very beautiful Neki. What a variety you present!
    I can't believe you would say 'never' I can just imagine you trying loom shibori with devore and using those synthetics there.

  3. This is so beautiful, like a jellyfish floating in the ocean. . .

  4. The little dots in the lower right with the black circles are very intriguing. Will be interesting to see what else you come up with.

  5. This is beautiful Niki!

  6. i came back again to say this looks like a jelly fish, a beautiful jellyfish.

  7. Ethereal is the word that comes to mind when I look at this piece. I like your blog's new look. The charcoal grey is a soothing shade of black. Your blog feels a touch more understated now, but I can't quite put my finger on why that is. Have you considered hiding the Blogger navbar? I find its absence gives a blog a more personal feel. Then again, you lose some connectivity in the blogosphere as well as the search function. But, just so ya know, I'm here for the content.

  8. I've never been a huge fan of synth fabrics myself but just like you in the past year I've been discovering the possibilities of heat setting them and oh my! that is fun! its a nice break to play with something so new (to me)


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