Monday, March 9, 2009

Woven Vase, from Gourd Workshop

Along with the gourds we worked on last weekend, we also started this piece on a ceramic base. Around reed ribs which fit into holes in the vase, we wove all kinds of fibers: yarns and hemp and reed. It is amazing the lengths of stuff that it took to fill its roundness! Many of the thinner or finer fibers we doubled or tripled in thickness before we began to weave.

I finally finished mine yesterday afternoon. I filled the vase with curly willow and set it in my studio this morning.

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

I love all of the texture and the color in this piece and I think the curly will ow offers such a nice counterpoint!! Beautiful!!