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Deborah Valoma | Longing

Deborah Valoma, Longing, 2011, installation and performance integrating the sensual, spatial, and rhythmic dynamics of weaving and dance. Improvisational movement by Victor Alexander and Yismari Ramos Tellez. Music and sound by Arianna Brame and Petra Valoma. Filmed at the Museum … Continue reading

27. August 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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MoCC Portland Residency | Installation

Installation of Recollect 2 was a breeze thanks to Kat Perez the exhibition coordinator. I was happy to have the work installed near my primary inspirations for this project – Laurie Herrick’s Purple Polychrome and Tree of Life. I am … Continue reading

13. May 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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MoCC Portland Residency | Finishing

Today was the day (after six final hours of weaving) to hem stitch then cut Recollect 2 from the loom. After some repairs and wet finishing it will be ready to hang tomorrow. Here are a couple images of the … Continue reading

13. May 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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MoCC Portland Residency | Inertia

Weaving continues this week. Slowly. I am aiming to cut the cloth from the loom no later than Thursday evening leaving a little time for finishing (overnight basically) before hanging in the gallery Friday afternoon. The finished work will be … Continue reading

10. May 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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MoCC Portland Residency | From the loom…

07. May 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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MoCC Portland Residency | Pattern variation

I began weaving today with a tie up composed of three interleaved sequences of random integers. The plan is to change the tie-up each time I run out of treadling variations (approximately once a day). The blocks in the resulting … Continue reading

04. May 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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MoCC Portland Residency | Threading

Four-hundred forty done, three-hundred twenty left to thread. Weaving begins tomorrow.

03. May 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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MoCC Portland Residency | Beaming the warp

I arrived at the museum in the morning ready to spend the day getting set up for two whole weeks of weaving. This was my first chance to meet the exhibit’s curator Namita Gupta Wiggers in person and discuss the … Continue reading

02. May 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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MoCC Portland Residency | Natural Dye Workshop at PNCA

This weekend I taught a Natural Dye Workshop at Pacific Northwest College of Art assisted by Lauren Raburn. It was a busy two days in which we managed to dye over thirty shades of colour on wool, silk and cotton. … Continue reading

01. May 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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MoCC Portland Residency | Warping time

  Winding a warp today with ink-stained and naturally-dyed threads. Unfortunately the ink proved to be very strong and crept under the ties making the resulting pattern rather muted. At first I was incredibly disappointed having lost all of that … Continue reading

28. April 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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MoCC Portland Residency | Kasuri ties

Working from the digital sections extracted from Laurie Herrick’s notes for “Tree of Life” I have formulated the interval (space between ties) and duration (length of the ties) for a unique kasuri pattern for ten warp blocks. Over the last … Continue reading

13. April 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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MoCC Portland Residency | Writing on the warp

Laurie Herrick, Archive Notes on Tree of Life, 1969, ink on paper, Collection of Ann and Jon Sinclair The warp of Recollect 2 will be tied with a kasuri pattern inspired by Laurie Herrick’s notes for a liturgical weaving Tree … Continue reading

11. April 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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MoCC Portland Residency | Rusting threads

One third of my hemp weft threads for Recollect 2 will be dyed a deeper shade than the rest. Instead of pre-mordanting them with iron salts, I am printing them with rust. Before sandwiching the skeins between two pieces of … Continue reading

10. April 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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MoCC Portland Residency | Drafting conversation

I am currently working on a weaving draft for my piece Recollect 2 to be woven at an upcoming residency at the Museum of Contemporary Craft. A weaver’s draft is a detailed set of instructions the weaver writes for himself … Continue reading

10. April 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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MoCC Artist-in-Residence | Pam Patrie

Combining weaving with a trompe l’oeil painting technique from the WPA era, local weaver Pam Patrie will work collaboratively with Portland Handweavers Guild members to create a piece based on Laurie Herrick’s shawl designs from the 1970s. In conjunction with … Continue reading

05. April 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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