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Artist Naomi Draper, VT 7 08/02/19 Expanded Weavings Real Visit

St James P.S. | Artist journal : Artist Naomi Draper

VT 7 08/02/19 Expanded Weavings Real Visit

March 5, 2019

I finally made it to St. James, it is always so good to meet the real faces!

Still struggling with names I presented each person with an envelop, inside I have a name label prepared and a small spool of string. Every envelop contained a different colour or texture. Unraveling the spools we divided them into three pieces; we used one to attached each end to the persons next to us making a loop that connected us together. We then swapped a piece with another person and attached it to the one we had left. These pieces became the Weft for the looms we had prepared with Warps the week before. Weaving under and over or in and out we got to grips with this process. After lunch our looms expanded and we explored the classroom for other warps we could weave into. Chairs, tables, plastic boxes and metal baskets became places to move through with thread, over and under and in and out……