Before the new year was over I found The Weaving Kind instagram. This instagram account is a community full of talented fiber artists and weavers. I wanted to participate in the monthly weaving challenges and try to be featured on this page. The challenge for the month of January was to weave with unconventional materials.
For my first weaving, I picked up some home improvement materials from the home depot. I strolled the isles looking at whatever caught my eye. I left the store with shiny sun reflector, silver foil tape, and two types of pink window sealer for my weft.
This project was so fun and these textures inspired me so much, I made a second weaving using the same material.
Since there was still time in January, I made a third weaving. For this weaving, I decided to take the word weave into consideration. Every time I use the hashtag #weave, hair pops up. With that in mind, I used synthetic weave/wig hair for the weft of this sample. Turns out, this one was even more inspiring and satisfying than the last two were. Here is Young Chan supporting my work!
This months weaving challenge is to step outside of instagram and technology to meet new weavers. At first I thought this would not be possible since I leave for India on Friday. However, I realized later that I will be going to factories in Asia full of weavers! Heres to The Weaving Kind, and all of the future challenges.