Weaving Explorations

After studying the women of the Bauhaus, particularly the weaving workshop, I took an interest in learning more about the actual process of weaving. Anni Albers writing in particular interested me as she talked about fabric in a way that revealed the complexity of it's creation. I wanted to discover the process and begin to understand how to construct a cloth. I took one class on the rigid haddle loom which gave me an introduction to the fundamentals of the process. I then started to teach myself how to use a floor loom using a book and YouTube videos. It took me awhile to fully understand the connection between how I warped through the heddles, how I hooked up the treddles, and the way I pressed the peddles. This relationship is called the draft. I have begun to be able to create my own draft instead of just rely on existing materials. My goal right now is to explore the medium to get a better understanding of it. I am curious about the process of construction through the medium as well as how process intensive weaving is as an artform.