I never thought of including paper weaving inside a book But here are some pages I will be sewing into a notebook today. I love the Japanese papers and the instant feeling of creating an art book instead of a blank journal. So easy and so fun!
I'm still taking the class on paper weaving and really having a good time exploring all the different options. Several of my friends are weavers (making cloth using threads and a loom) and I was always amazed st their patience and how many hours they works to create a small piece of fabric. So I find paper weaving less intensive and something I can create more quickly. Of course, the result is less practical (no scarves or shawls) but equally artistic in it's own way. I don't know what I will do with all the weavings I am making this month but again, it's about the process, not the outcome.
Helen Hiebert is a well-know paper artist in Colorado. I decided to enroll in her "Weaving in Winter" online class this year. I have never done paper weaving so thought it would be fun to attempt to learn this paper art throughout February. Committing to making art every day is always a challenge.
This is a photo I selected from a book called Silk Roads. It's full of fascinating photos of places I've never been.
It's only day 4 of the class and I really love this process. It's very calming and takes some careful placement of the papers. It reminds me of my quilt background where piecing together bits of fabric, makes an overall design. If you didn't know this was paper, this could have been made from a printed fabric panel.
By the end of February when the course sends, I will definitely try weaving with fabric and probably adding some stitches. Just because!
Carol Ann Waugh
I am a mixed media artist and love color and texture!