Annie Albers @Tate 16.1.19

There’s a lot in this exhibit about the technicalities of weaving. Super interesting and I’m trying to understand, both from the explanations and the diagrams, and from trying to puzzle out the weavings themselves.

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This is what I mean about trying to understand the weavings: looking at the actual piece and trying to understand how she added up threads to make other colour combinations.

Where do the unused threads go (both warp and weft) – on the back? Do you have multiple colours warped on each line?

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Really interesting juxtaposition of Albers vs Stœlzl vs Meyer-Bergner ‘s work, makes it easy to see each of their styles, because of the contrast.

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Keep these for ref even maybe?

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Do we do stuff like this anymore? Communal living/responsibility + creativity.

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At first glance, I thought the metallic yarn was couched on. But it actually looks like it is woven in, and it’s just that when she needed to move the metallic weft to a new row, she moved/passed it over the top, rather than on the back. I guess that’s because she needed to keep it visible?

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Found objects!

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Floating weft, brocading: gloss?

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Black white gold I?

See notes in sketchpad. She’s doing funky things with the weft that’s reminiscent of French knots or knitting bobbles (quick incr decr), macramé knotting, cable knitting, couching.

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(looks like snakes and ladders)

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South of the Border 1958. How does she suggest such fluid shapes with such a rectangular medium. Look at it from far away – like an Impressionist painting.

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Architectural textiles

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Epitaph

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On topic to use fabric screens as room dividers in an exhibit which is partially about the role of textiles in architecture.

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Studies for Camino Real

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