The Blanket Project, SW/TWM a collaboration with The Weaving Mill
The Blanket Project, SW/TWM a collaboration with The Weaving Mill

 

Sarah approached The Weaving Mill with an interest in applying her intuitive and process based creative approach to the structured processes of weaving on industrial looms. Over the course of nine months, Sarah came to Chicago several times for sample weaving sessions.  Her intention was to use bold and playful color combinations paired with graphic weave structures to create optical vibrations that conveyed a sense of energy, joy and play. These open-ended weaving sessions resulted in a series of structure, color, and material samples that laid the foundation for the composition of the final blankets. The project began with the premise that TWM would push the limitations of the industrial loom in whatever way the fabrics called for to bring the spontaneity and intuitive nature of Sarah’s process into the mill context in a new way.

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The Blanket Project, SW/TWM a collaboration with The Weaving Mill
TheWeavingMill_20161112_004.jpg
s-w+plaid.jpg
tromp as writ 2.jpg
SW+corner+detail.jpg
SW1shoptn.jpg
tromp as writ.jpg
TheWeavingMill_20161112_072_1.jpg
TheWeavingMill_20161112_074_1.jpg
TheWeavingMill_20161112_063_1.jpg
TheWeavingMill_20161112_084_1.jpg
TheWeavingMill_20161112_093_1.jpg
TheWeavingMill_20161112_090_1.jpg
The Blanket Project, SW/TWM a collaboration with The Weaving Mill

 

Sarah approached The Weaving Mill with an interest in applying her intuitive and process based creative approach to the structured processes of weaving on industrial looms. Over the course of nine months, Sarah came to Chicago several times for sample weaving sessions.  Her intention was to use bold and playful color combinations paired with graphic weave structures to create optical vibrations that conveyed a sense of energy, joy and play. These open-ended weaving sessions resulted in a series of structure, color, and material samples that laid the foundation for the composition of the final blankets. The project began with the premise that TWM would push the limitations of the industrial loom in whatever way the fabrics called for to bring the spontaneity and intuitive nature of Sarah’s process into the mill context in a new way.

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