Chevron Study.

Experiment

Traditional

This work is part of a series of studies experimenting with positive and negative triangular forms. It arose in the depths of winter out of a desire for saturated colour and clean, crisp lines.

Material

Fiber

Craft

Textiles

General Technique

Constructing

Specific Technique

Weaving

Properties & Qualities

Application

Art

Qualities

2D, Colourful, Flexible, Smooth, Textured / tactile

Colour

Green, Orange, Yellow

Sample Information

Date of creation

11/02/2021

Dimensions

61 cm (H) x 46 cm (W) x 1.5 cm (D)

Culture & Context

Double-weave, in its most general sense, is a process of weaving two layers of cloth simultaneously. The interchange of these layers allows the weaver to create complex structures and patterns. Double-woven fabric dating back to the first millennium BCE has been found in Peru and in China. From these centres, knowledge of the structure spread around the world and has given rise to many different traditions of its use. In the UK it is perhaps best known in the form of Welsh ‘tapestry’ blankets, the double-layer structure being an excellent insulator.

Process & Production

This piece is handwoven in organic cotton using double weave techniques. The exchange of layers and the placement of colours are the raw ingredients of the weave, and they are transformed into an exploration of movement and rhythm.

Credits

Craft Maker

Cally Booker

Library Contributor

Cally Booker

Photographer

Stuart Booker, Cally Booker