Grid Weaver

“In weaving, the basic structure of woven material relies on a grid to materialize. The artist and weaver Anni Albers wrote in 1965:
One of the most ancient crafts, hand weaving is a method of forming a pliable plane of threads by interlacing them rectangularly. Invented in a pre-ceramic age, it has remained essentially unchanged to this day. Even the final mechanization of craft through the introduction of power machinery has not changed the basic principles of weaving. Weaving relies on a system of threads crossing each other in various ways at right angles. The grid is essential to the formation of cloth. The grid and its contemporary manifestation, the matrix, continue to influence the work of artists, especially contemporary artists that weave or use concepts of weaving in their work.”

The Grid, Weaving, Body and Mind

Syniva Whitney

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