Tuesday, 19 June 2012

less is more

weaving with goat's wool and bone needle; the yet-to-be cloth, needle and thread for 'a rather useless cupboard' to be found here the cupboard measures 7x7x37cm=1.8 litres
the more I'm thinking about what I need, what I want for survival and then some... the more I've come to realise how Truly little that is! first the list of essentials grew and then it shrank, like when you're packing your back-pack for travelling...paired down, pairing down, honing......

Dutch title: 'kastje waar niet zoveel in kan'

6 comments:

jan said...

the bone needle looks amazing! did you make it yourself? can't wait to see how this weaving finishes up! i'm trying to think about weaving cloth pieces; i like how jude uses them. it'll take a while for that to filter through for me though. jan

saskia said...

bone needle is home-made, at least if drilling a hole into the sharp bone counts; the wool I'm using here is the plant-dyed goat's wool, I want to use all the shades for this mini-weave. I don't really know a lot about weaving, but just went ahead with this mini-weaving-tool: a plank of wood & lots of small nails.

Drucilla Pettibone said...

i'm eagerly following your weaving too saskia! the bone needle is genius and i also love the delicate colours you've dyed the goats wool. i've been experimenting just a tad with weaving too lately - i think there's something going around! anyhoo am really interested to see how the weaving works with your cupboard!

saskia said...

am not quite sure how this weave is going to turn out....what is becoming more and more clear to me is the array of (symbolic) objects to be placed in the cupboard, that I consider to be essential, cloth for clothing & comfort being one of them, I have seen your beautiful woven shawl btw!

Nancy said...

I love this weaving and the whole project you are doing. Please keep showing it as it progresses. I have finally subscribed to your blog, so now I won't miss any more :) I really thought I'd done that ages ago. Oh, well, sometimes it is fun to go back and read 'em all in a row.

saskia said...

Hi Nancy, thank you fro your many comments! I thought you'd subscribed too, as I do see you on my list of followers, am not sure how these blog-things work out....
Anyway am glad you like this project, I must admit to having been rather lazy in the studio although a lot of this particular project is also taking place in my mind!! I have been doing a lot of stitching on the strange bird bag and that is coming along nicely. Will post more pics as soon as something worthwhile has developed...