What a great Sunday! Got to play with 2 works in Progress artists and use some of what we learned last week at the handwarmer/ burning fabric workshop. The fire to identify tectile material was of course exciting, but the other takeaway was textile construction: most fabrics are either knit or weave (twill is a complex weave)
Sunday morning I (Tanya) worked with WIP artist Ines Scepanovic on an interactive art idea for the CCNM Eco Summit March 14. We learn through working. Basically, we were making hundreds of fabric strips from old textiles... limited palette of green and blue. the basic difference is weaves tear, knits don't. So we rolled those up and cut them like crepes. We then tied them into 4 strip grouping about 1.5 metres long to be braided together (info on how to do this on our useful info page)
Our textile guru Marnie Saskin paid a visit in the afternoon, and she was working on a project weaving with knits... she made this two sided bag on a simple loom with T-shirt yarn in about 10 minutes!
art experiments turning waste into beauty