One doesn't need to look far in our offices to see fiber - whether it is a random piece that has floated onto the floor, joining other pieces of wool fuzz in a corner - or a full-blown rug. One of the nice things about doing art as your passion and business is that it is not dictated by holidays. Fred and I both work at what we do every day. The rhythm of the loom is not far away, with the beater bar (shown on the left-hand side of the image below) being moved forward and back to pack the wool tightly into the design. The sound of the shuttle going through the warp and zing of it being thrown makes a music all its own.
The rhythm section is the warp - the strands of which can be seen here. It provides the structural baseline of the weft or design.
Rug 379 is a variation on the theme of a Spider Woman Cross. In many cultures it represents the gift that Spider Woman gave to humans, teaching them to spin thread and weave.
Rug 380 has four movements separated by the same complex design including what are sometimes called hourglasses or Chinle stars - artistic elements used in weaving world-wide. The melody is in the eyes of the beholder or the ears of the listener.
Shooting the rugs and their details, provided some excellent exercises in the past month, learning about and using both the 30 mm macro and 16-80 XF zoom lenses on the Fujifilm X-T5 mirrorless camera.
Thanks to Barbara F. R., Ann M., Mary Pat, Veronica L., Connie, Steve, Catherine, Kay, Lisa, TTT, Andrea, Ann A., Dianne J., Maryanne, and Robert for your comments and inspiration this week.
until next week,
a passion for the image©