Friday, September 26, 2014

Fiber Friday: Hand dyed yarn, Woven photographs, and Making traditional ikat fabric

1. YARN, everyone needs more. If you haven't already heard of Ball and Skein you need to go look at their colors. Above you can see the beautiful sea foam, shiny silk yarn

They will have a booth this weekend at The Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival but do other events all the time. Follow them on facebook to see other events  or 
Go visit them at the fair:
Washington County Fair, Inc.
392 Old Schuylerville Road, Greenwich, NY 12834, USA

2. IKAT PRINT FABRIC If you like Ikat prints and want to know how the patterns are traditionally made this is a fascinating article from Getting Down To It. In this article,  they show all of the steps of making a real Ikat print, it's not like any other fabric.

3. WOVEN IMAGES - This is a lot like ikat for the digital age. Artist Lala Abaddon weaves different images together to create one single, merged image. Her work is bright, textural, and somehow spans the wide distance between craft and digital art. You must go to her website and see some of the closeups of these woven pieces.

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