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).
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.