Who even knows how long we have been weaving grasses, fibers, roots – since ancient times. Baskets, fabrics, papers… they are easily missed in modern-day looms and synthetics. I love the beauty of the leaf, the texture, the color, the challenge. I did a little experiment this week with a little zebra grass. But truthfully I was inspired by textile artist Christina Weber, whose work is also deeply influenced by leaves and has done a lovely series of natural elements woven.
September 14, 2011