During the Spring of 2019, I had the opportunity to spend the semester abroad at Ulster University, in Belfast, Northern Ireland. I was able to continue my sustainable fashion studies, experimenting with new materials, processes, and design.
Rock Weaving Series
In traditional hand weaving, weavers highly value the regularity and cleanness of the woven cloth: if there is an irregular pattern or thread, it is considered as a “mistake” or “flaw”. In SAORI, on the other hand, we place more importance on free expression, because hand weaving is different from machine weaving.
This particular weaving was completed with a group of women at the Sheep and Wool Festival. The class was conducted by Chiaki O’Brien. The one rule O’Brien had during the class, was that there was no rules and no mistakes. She purposely made mistakes when she was warping the loom.
Size: 12″ x 31″