Photo of WhiteFeather holding up the final Frida piece, captured by Kelly. This piece is now in the collection of Alexandra Lemus Rodriguez.
A bit of a more clear image and a detail shot by WhiteFeather (below).
Frida has been embellished with an assortment of hand-dyed silk ribbons (mostly dyed with natural dyes: cochineal, turmeric, onion skin, madder, logwood, indigo, avocado skins).
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.
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!).
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.