Monday, September 8, 2014
Friday, June 20, 2014
Three Towers, 2014, Woven & folded : linen, silk, 24" X 48" X 1", Photo credit James Dewrance, Copyright Susie Taylor 2014
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
These are photos of the weaving process of my latest weaving called Three Towers, based on our recent visit to Watt's Towers in LA.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
This is a sample of a pulled warp sample that I never completed. I think it is right up my alley now and I have enjoyed seeing it's potential to add dimension to weaving. www.susietaylorart.com
I am playing around with new ideas to weave on the loom. I am looking at sewing techniques that will translate into weaving. I am especially interested in pleating, gathering, smocking, shirring and ruffles. These samples are just common muslin that I am using my sewing machine on with hand stitching but I will try to mimic the structural outcomes with weaving (as I move forward). www.susietaylorart.com
Monday, March 24, 2014
These are several process shots of tying a new warp on through the weaving process. Also, the last two photos are of what the cloth looks like when it comes off the loom. The flaps will then get folded up into the origami shapes that seem to hover over the surface. www.susietaylorart.com
These photos are process shots of Beautiful Struggle. First, on the loom using aluminum rods to help maintain the proper tension of the flaps. The groundcloth is a single layer so I use this scaffolding to keep the flaps in place so I can continue to weave the ground cloth. www.susietaylorart.com
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Monday, March 3, 2014
I just got two pieces into my first show in (clearing my throat and mumbling) 12 years! It feels great and I got good marks from the jurors. The show is Complexity put on by the Complex Weavers and opens in Lincoln, NE then travels to Tacoma, WA and then closes in Providence, RI (during Convergence 2014).