Front side. Woven using a strong twill structure, using 2/8 cotton.
Back side displaying amazing pastel colour variations (reverse of colour chips shown at bottom).
Detail of back side.
Single-sided, top sample woven with yellow chenille weft. Still on the loom!
Detail of sample woven with chenille weft (colour varies due to lighting conditions).
One side (front/back) of the piece.
Second side (front/back) of the piece.
Double-weave structure woven with two wefts: light purple and medium grey 2/8 cotton. This is the first piece in a series translating poor-quality video screenshots into abstract weavings. The text is taken in fragments from Hito Steyerl's essay, In Defense of the Poor Image.
"a copy in motion. [...] quality is bad, its resolution substandard. [...] a ghost of an image, a preview, a thumbnail, an errant idea, an itinerant image distributed for free, squeezed through slow digital connections, compressed, reproduced, ripped, remixed, copied and pasted into other channels of distribution."
Detail one side.
Detail second side (text).
This weaving by Josée features a design she created with imagery taken from 1930s Québeçois postcards that show traditional livelihoods, such as quilting, dancing (while wearing a traditional ceinture fléchée), accordion and fiddle playing (music).
The cloth is not doubleweave, but single-sided with full CMYK colour showing. The reverse side is the negative image of the front. You can see in the bottom image that Josée has used this design to print on silk as well (her weaving matches the shirt she's wearing!).
Technique: Double-faced double-weave, front image (ABOVE) (back image is different, SEE BELOW).
Yarns: 2/8 cotton weft, doubled for both front and back (woven with 4 shuttles: one brown, one black and two off-white).
Sample notes: The weft threads were doubled for each side because the first sample with a single weft thread resulted in incorrect proportions - e.g. the image was squished and needed more height. This sample is still not the correct proportions and a third sample will be attempted with triple the weft threads, or three wefts per side for each pick. The wefts on the front image (shown) were a combination of black and dark brown to give a slightly softer contrast and show some texture in the hair.
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Weaving Data Research Group Samples Blog
Welcome to the blog of working samples produced by members of the Weaving Data Research Group (WDRG).
These samples are produced in response to the new techniques explored during the various Jacquard design workshops led by Louise Lemieux-Bérubé in the summer of 2015.