Friday, January 6, 2017

Transparencies

Melissa shares an original Transparencie she wove.

According to Melissa "a transparency is a picture that is woven by inlay design into a fine open, plain weave ground cloth. Traditionally, the inlay is also plain weave. Any loom can be used. Linen is most often used for the ground cloth with the inlay yarn in either linen or wool." Melissa designed this cartoon with an eye on utilizing  negative and positive space. For this piece her ground cloth is linen with wool inlay.

This photo does not do justice to the airy, gossamer look and feel to this textile.

5 comments:

Marty Corcoran said...

Totally agree with you. This is an amazing piece of weaving.

doris said...


Very nice, but someone sat there for a long time at the loom

doris said...


Very nice,but someone sat there for a long time at the loom

Ann said...

Yes, it is 'slow weaving', but she loves it!

Katie said...

Love this!