While in the throes of getting my entry ready for the China exhibition, I thought I would continue with some double weave projects and ideas.
I made these ruffles several years ago and had post cards made to give out on a trip to Japan. They came about by surprise but then I made a few. They hung in the windows of two galleries. The Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles and a Gallery in Mill Valley. I was very proud of them.
The first ruffle began as a tube woven in very fine silk. Probably around 95 threads per inch in the warp. I was after moire. The moire didn’t work so I thought about turning the tube inside out to see if it would make moire then. About half-way through turning it inside out (like turning pants inside out) when it was all ruffled up I stopped dead. I thought this is something!
Here I was fussing with one during the photo shoot. I put tiny stitches here and there to keep the ruffles in place.
Here is the bottom of one of them.