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ArtClothText | Best of 2011

Translator2011 was a busy year on ArtClothText and I was hard-pressed to pull only a few highlights to share with you this New Year’s Eve. I suppose a good place to start would be Studio Practice, a series of posts … Continue reading

31. December 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Deborah Valoma | Longing

Translator 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 … Continue reading

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

Translator 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 … Continue reading

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

Translator 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 … Continue reading

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

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

Translator 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 … Continue reading

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

Translator 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

Translator 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 … Continue reading

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

Translator 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 … Continue reading

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

Translator  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 | Ink stains

Translator My initial plan was to stain the silk warp for this project using sumi ink. I began by rubbing a compressed ink stick on a traditional ink stone with a soybean solution. After a few tries however the resulting … Continue reading

23. April 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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MoCC Portland Residency | More kasuri ties…

Translator Still tying kasuri pattern into my muga silk warp threads…almost half way there! Looking forward to saturating them in sumi ink this weekend. To follow my residency at the Museum of Contemporary Craft on ArtClothText you may subscribe via … Continue reading

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

Translator 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 … Continue reading

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

Translator 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 … Continue reading

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

Translator 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 … Continue reading

10. April 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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