For me it is fascinating how one can compose a geometric design that starts by drawing a point and a line. In case of multiplication the patterns change while the basic form is still the same. My artwork is based on this kind of mathematical composing. The patterns are built up in points and lines in repeating forms which can be woven by the use of various weaving-techniques. You can modify the patterns endlessly by using different colors.
One of these patterns resembles a flag. By using the colors of the Portuguese flag in the warp (red, green, yellow) I composed “Portuguese colors”.
Artwork: Functional-Design (potholder/trivet 200 x 200 mm.)
Material: Cottolin (22/2 Bomull-Lin, Garnhuset i Kinna, Sweden)
In these examples is shown that the color changes the design.
The front- and the backsides are given in pairs (left end right).
The pair at the bottom is inspired on the colors of the Portuguese flag.
The technique I used in this artwork is warp-faced rep
(plain-weave), woven on 8 shafts. Rep is a basic weave pattern
which is characterized by prominent ribs in the weft. The
warp-threads cover the weft-threads. By alternating two colors you
get a front- and a backside in different colors.
All my design-examples (1 -20) are woven on the same threading.
The difference is made by the way of treadling.
I started with an empty square which I gradually filled in with one point, one line and a multiplication of them (2,3, more), together they built blocks.