InfiniteWeftDetail

Infinite Weft @ Bridge Gallery until October 18th

Infinite Weft -

Since early in the year, I have been working with my mother Diane Thorp to produce hand-woven textiles that contain non-repeating patterns. Weaving Information Files (WIFs) are produced via a custom-written software tool, and are then woven on a 16-harness floor loom equipped with an AVL Compu-Dobby interface.

Here’s a zoomable view of six metres (almost 20 feet) of the handwoven result:

You really (really) want to hit the fullscreen button and zoom in – it’s a 95 megapixel (25,283 x 3,738) image. Alternately, you can go here to see it in a bigger window.

You can read more about the project here, and you can see a set of images documenting the project here. The next step is to weave a much longer section – we are aiming for something above 100′.

If you’re in New York, you can see the 6 metre long section from Infinite Weft, on exhibit at Bridge Gallery in NYC, until October 10th.

Bridge Gallery
98 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002
Subway F, J, M, Z Delancey/Essex

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