Like son, like father

Like son, like father

At the end of 2020, I made some shawls for my sister, niece and nephew. Of course, I could not leave out my brother-in-law, so I asked him if he wanted a shawl as well. He was enthusiastic about this idea and we quickly decided on a shawl with blue shades and round shapes. Not unlike the shawl I made for his son.
Tackling turned taquete

Tackling turned taquete

I love delving into a new weaving technique and expanding my understanding of the technique with every project I make. My journey into weaving led me to experiments centered around the shadow weave technique throughout 2019. In my woven world, 2020 was characterised by explorations of advancing twill and echo effects. I have a feeling that 2021 will be the year of turned taquete.
Turning up the color volume

Turning up the color volume

Recently, I made a shawl for my sister in advancing twill with echo using an advancing point twill sequence in warp and weft. This shawl really got me inspired. For my sister, I used only two colors throughout the shawl. I wondered what it would look like using more. I did not have to wait long before the ideal opportunity for this experiment presented itself.
New Year's resolutions

New Year's resolutions

One of my New Year’s resolutions for 2020 was to use less single-use products. I intend to extend this resolution into 2021. To reduce my use of paper handkerchiefs, I bought some good old-fashioned cotton ones. However, I was only able to find them in traditional checks pattern in muted colorways. This inspired me to design some handkerchiefs myself, using a checks pattern in a more modern and playful way. I took this project as an opportunity to experiment with colors and patterns in shadow weave.