I have been invited to create a banner for an exhibit in New York City!
The idea is to have banners hung from the ceiling like a waterfall. Each banner will be a minimum of 6 metres long. The exhibit will be in a gallery and there will be dance performances held under the ‘waterfall’ of banners.
Wow – I’m excited to be part of this. The time is short, as the exhibit opens on March 1 and I have just been working on preparing the warp and will be starting to weave.
Here’s the warp colours – I have decided to take the ‘Waterfall’ idea and create the banner with a blue water warp – not sure yet where the weaving will go as that will evolve as I weave.
And some of the weaving so far ….
This part reminds me of the ‘Tide Tables’. As we live on an island, we are more aware of the tides, looking for chances to walk along the beach at low tide, etc.
Each part seems to be evolving with different yarns, different feelings, different parts of the ‘waterfall’…
I’ll keep you posted.
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Oh Terri – congratulations! The image of people dancing under such ‘waterfalls’ is enchanting. I see what you mean by the “tides” and the flow evident in the bottom photo is captivating. It must feel so good to be swept along in the ‘evolution’. Looking forward to further postings.
Thanks so much Karen! Yes, I love weaving where I can just let it flow, not thinking about the final result – in this case other than being a waterfall. When I started the part that looks like the tide tables I was thinking of waves – but they really remind me of tide charts from a book that I have about the moon phases and tides – some high, some low…..kind of like life!
I’ll post more as I go along.
congrats on the opportunity, your weaving will be beautiful!