Dream Weaving
by Dana Follow

This is my final project for my woven textiles class. I chose to do a technique called collapse weave, where you use two fibers, in this case a wool and a cotton. Basically, one that shrinks a lot and one the barely shrinks at all. Then, when washed, the wool felts and the cotton doesn't. The cotton is then forced to crinkle to accommodate the wool's shrinkage, giving a really unique texture to the piece.

The warp (vertical yarns) is done in a modified Fibonacci sequence. I choose to do a total of 20 purple stripes, since I would be turning 20 soon. So, the striping pattern is 1, 1, 1, 2 ,3 ,5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 34, 21, 13, 8, 5, 3, 2, 1, 1, 1 with 9 blue threads in between each purple stripe. Since I am a math and design double major, this piece was very representative of how I seek to combine both disciplines.

I'm not sure what I want to do with it yet! My original plan was some sort of garment, but I'm afraid to cut into it and ruin it (only one shot--I can't go to the store and buy more!).

Any ideas?

More details on my blog.

Discussion 5

  • vvonder commented 6 years ago

    Pretty! The deep colors are so gorgeous together!

  • TheMissLinds commented 6 years ago

    wow dana your weaving projects just get more and more gorgeous!

    Dana replied 6 years ago

    Thank you! I am so proud of them!

  • LanĂ©el commented 6 years ago

    that fibonacci-thing is genious. LOVE it!!

    Dana replied 6 years ago

    Thanks!!

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