New work?

13 04 2016

Ahead of some renovation work, I’ve been clearing out one of the rooms in my beautiful home. In doing that I’ve come across a small clutch of paper weaving studies …. including one I shared late last year [‘O:S 001 absolute oblivion‘].

start of something?

start of something?

Maybe time to get back into the experimenting ….

New experiment: absolute oblivion

9 10 2015

More weaving.
I may have a new project in mind.

O:S 001 absolute oblivion

'absolute oblivion'

‘absolute oblivion’

I’m hesitant to share too much about this idea until I get into it a little more; therefore the code title ‘O:S’.

New fledgling projects need nurturing and protecting at the start… yet somehow I’m impelled to share.

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Experiment 011

10 08 2015

After my previous unsuccessful attempt I braved the weaving again.

Study 011: by instinct

study 011

study 011

Silver, Midnight blue, Tiffany blue, Turquoise, Gold, Bronze, Azalea, Old Gold, another Gold. The colouring is a little brighter than this photograph suggests.

I tried not to overthink this one … just choosing colours I liked as I opened the pages.

I don’t think much of the outcome. Again. Pft.

No, I don’t like it

26 07 2015

I’ve returned to the experiments after a few weeks hiatus. This time I thought I’d play with chance and randomness – selecting the papers with my eyes closed, without intent, and using them in the order they were chosen.

Study 010: oh dear, it’s quite ugly

Study 010

Study 010

You can tell by the awful title, I don’t like it.

I used the randomly chosen colours for the set of papers shown in the image as horizontal (though I refer to that direction as the ‘verticals’, as they’re that way when I weave them … I should probably do a bit of reading and use ‘real’ weaving terms). Then decided to order the papers in a more pleasing colour-order to weave the other way.

working on it

working on it

I really don’t like it. Though somehow I’m compelled to keep looking at at. Perhaps I’m hoping for an epiphany or a lead on the next experiment…