September 10th, 2009
I always find it inspirational to see what’s happening with the world of fiber arts. I spotted this giant wall installation by Craftwork on MoCo Loco. Made with wool and aluminum, Craftwork describes this 2-piece series, Wool Works:
Using aluminum and natural wool top slivers, each screen is a collection of long hanks of wool hand made and twisted into rope. These rope strands are bound together by combining knotting and held in place with powder coated / mirrored aluminum tubes. Craftwork signature Pompoms punctuate and locate the macrame knots woven through. In these beautiful works, there is a strong visual interplay between graphics, materials and textures whilst fusing large scale textile design with jewelry.
It reminds me (of course) of yarn, but it also has a beautiful, modern, architectural quality to it. A very cool piece that any fiber lover will enjoy.
Via MoCo Loco.