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Plain Weave

Very basic raphia sample exploring the relationship between balanced and weft faced weave. Rather unexpectedly, given the rich historic textile environment of the V&A, I have found myself drawn again and again to the direct simplicity of plain weave (click on thumbnails in ‘Back To Basics’ May 23rd).

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New Zealand Stones

Stone drawing by Jo Collinge/Stephen Moore at Farewell Spit, South Island, New Zealand. In 2005, friends from Hebden Bridge in land locked Yorkshire went to live for a few years in New Zealand.

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Back to Basics

I must admit to not making much progress recently. Sometimes, when the stimulus is so great, so extensive, it can engender a kind of temporary creative paralysis. Intense study of the V&A’s textile collection has had that effect. Almost every piece uncovered set fingers tingling and my mind racing wildly – full on creative wealth!

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