5.12.2011

framing

i love the moment right before sleep, when the brain is no longer distracted by sight, and solutions are found. i had a particularly beneficial moment of inspiration a few nights ago, and solved the puzzle of how to finish my little weavings in an aesthetic way. essentially, mounting them between pieces of wood, and creating an open-backed frame around them. the backs of textiles are sometimes more interesting than the viewable side, so why not make it available?


the 1 inch width also allows you to perch the pieces on a bookshelf, instead of being constantly mounted on a wall. i am awaiting some cherry wood for a richer frame that would look amazing next to some of the weavings, and am quite pleased with this solution.

sometimes i wonder if i should try my hand at wood working, as i am oftentimes inspired by details such as dovetailing and butterfly joinery. lately i've been obsessed with all the varieties of wood there is; pink ivory, amboyna curl, zebrawood, cocobolo, purpleheart, bubinga, vera. it doesn't help that there are so many exceedingly fine drop spindles and shuttles being made out there with such nice woods.

5 comments:

Kathryn said...

What a great solution, they really add a beautiful weight to the pieces! The pieces are really beautiful in themselves too, of course!

anastasia said...

framing seems a major part of finishing, at times i don't feel a textile piece is "done" until they're framed, or ready for hanging in some way.

i think a woodworking course should be part of a textiles degree; they can work hand in hand.

onesmallstitch said...

the frames show off your work in a special way and i love that you made them yourself - clever girl.

Jimmy Trickle said...

these look fantastic! well done

moetjatja said...

oooh wow, it is beautiful!