Thank you for your comments, it wasn’t quite clear to me where it was going or what choices I should make, and I was a bit surprised by the direction things took today. I decided to use plastic netting (from a veggie bag) over the weaving in the end and this was what it looked like after that was stitched down. The weft is a Colinette Giotto yarn.
When I took it off the loom it looked like a big flower.
I began twisting the pairs of warps to secure the weaving and as I twisted them the circle formed itself into a shallow bowl shape – that wasn’t what I was expecting at all. I haven’t tried the circular weaving before so it was a case of fools rushing in… There was no way it was going to lie flat so I decided to let it take the lead and become a kind of vessel! Here I’ve started to twist coloured hemp yarn with the wire strands. (The crochet hooks are to wind the ‘tendrils’ round.)
Once all the strands were twisted I began to wind the tendrils.
This is it finished, from the top and from the side, it’s about 14cm across.
I learned a lot about the materials from doing this challenge, and about the value of sampling and experimenting. I really enjoyed the process, and the challenge of thinking visually about a concept.
There are lots of blog links to other people participating in this challenge here and here, plus the Flickr photo pool, and the Take it Further Challenge blog. There is an amazing range of work, I’ve been fascinated throughout January to see ideas and interpretations unfold in so many different ways. I wonder what February will bring?