This intricate weave was completed after a long series of experiments on small scale weaves using a collection of traditional *overshot coverlet patterns that involved a meticulous counting and precise threading in order to achieve a geometric pattern in small scales. The aim was to magnify the pattern which would only be obvious when woven in large scale. Observing the piece from far the pattern becomes visible.
Extract from my draft notes:
After months of calculating warp ends, tie-ups, treadling sequences the first translation is now visible. This is the exact moment when all the mindset, flashes of sentiments are transferred into patterns. A start of a new journey.
*overshot is a weave structure that creates decorative supplementary weft floats. Overshot weave coverlets were woven in undyed cotton warp and weft and repeating geometric patterns mainly used for in the home and remained a craft in rural Appalachia into the early 20th century.