- All Woven
I've really enjoyed starting to learn about basket-making, and the first baskets/bowls I made used the twining technique. At first glance, it looks like weaving, but it employs a twist. So this piece isn't technically woven and it isn't macrame - it's twined, using felted wool and cotton rope.
When the work was complete, the twined panel was surprisingly pliable and sculptural. It could twist into curved shapes and it would hold them - fun! In hindsight, I started looking at similar shapes, inspired to consider making more. Things that came up and stuck in my mind: Frank Gehry's architectural curvilinear shapes, Richard Serra's corten steel sculptures... and felt acoustic panels. Felt is often used in acoustic absorption panels.
Reading more about acoustic panels, and the shapes and materials they come in, I came across a new-to-me word - sabin. The sabin is a unit of acoustic absorption equivalent to the absorption by one square foot of a perfect absorber. Although this is absolutely technically inaccurate, since this textile is just about one square foot, I decided to call it Sabine.
How was that for a brief trip through my brain?
The short version: Here's a cream-colored wool wall hanging.
Materials: Felted Wool and 3-Ply Cotton Rope on Driftwood
Dimensions: 16" x 16" (overall); textile ~12" wide x 13" long
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