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Slow progress…

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01. August 2012 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Tangled

TranslatorLast week I started weaving the third panel in the Noise series (the last on this warp). Until now, the weaving has been relatively easy, if slow due to the fineness of the threads. Although I anticipated some difficulty with … Continue reading

31. July 2012 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Strange loops

Translator I am now weaving the second panel in the Noise 1207 series with a dark brown silk and ink-stained hemp. The image softly emerging from the chaos of interlacing thread is a detail of one of the ink drawings … Continue reading

21. July 2012 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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On the loom…

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19. July 2012 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Weft for Noise 1207

Translator I have finished staining the hemp and tied-ramie weft threads for Noise 1207. The results on the threads are dramatic and I think that they will work well with the organic randomized structure I have developed for these three … Continue reading

18. July 2012 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Video at your leisure…

Translator Ruth Scheuing will be giving an artist talk this evening (March 15) at 630 pm in the Boardroom at the Alberta College of Art & Design. All are welcome!

15. March 2012 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Final shots

TranslatorToday is the final day of the beginner Jacquard workshop at the Montreal Centre for Contemporary Textiles in Quebec. I have submitted my final sample files including a double weave sample, a range of structures devised using random numbers and … Continue reading

12. August 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Double-up

TranslatorToday we received our first sample from the loom. My combination of twill and satin was almost right, but I think I would have to push the distinction between the two for more clarity in the image. The second design, … Continue reading

10. August 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Where is my weft?

Translator One warp, two wefts. Spent the day chasing errant digital threads around. Unplugging for the night.

09. August 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Grids and grayscales

TranslatorEach day of the workshop, every student will have a section of his or her sample file woven. Today I chose to submit this sample with multiple twills. In another experiment I used an image from my recent material study … Continue reading

08. August 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Drawing in the air

Translator Arrived in Montreal last night. On the plane I made some drawings/images thinking about weaving and water. The Jacquard workshop at the Montreal Centre for Contemporary Craft begins today.

08. August 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Jacquard Workshop in Montreal

TranslatorNext week I am headed to Montreal for a Jacquard workshop with Louise Lemieux Berube at the Montreal Centre for Contemporary Textiles in Quebec. Looking forward to spending some time thinking about the application of this complex tool in new … Continue reading

02. August 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Weaving Words and Images at Fondazione Giorgio Cini

Translator There is currently a fascinating exhibition of ancient tapestry alongside monumental, contemporary Jacquard-woven pieces on view in Venice. From 4 June to 18 September 2011 the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore Exhibition Centre will host Penelope’s Labour: Weaving Words … Continue reading

17. July 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Louise Lemieux Bérubé | des pixels et des fils

Translator  Galerie SAS Louise Lemieux Bérubé’s website.

12. April 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Telling Tales | joe lewis + Kathy Schicker

Translator You are invited to view Telling Tales, an exhibition of Jacquard-woven textiles by joe Lewis and Kathy Schicker on Poplar Gallery.Online in gallery1. This exhibition explores the potential of the woven image to tell stories that are at once … Continue reading

02. August 2010 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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