I’ve been weaving strips of linen to help explore the relationship between even weave linen and embroidery. I need to re-affirm the reasons why I use linen, so I thought I would go back to making the cloth to see what I find out.
It is fascinating, taking note of the rhythm, and the plucking of the bobbin when it catches the warp-just like a cello or violin.
The tangled threads beautifully ‘become’ the structured grid. I am more appreciative of the threads in the process and the preciousness of cloth, the time it takes to make a small piece by hand.
I’m looking forward to taking it off the loom and to feel how firm it is.