Saturday, 28 March 2020

Walking Weaves

 In the Footsteps of Sheila Hicks.                  


I belong to the  walking artists network and have been following some lovely insightful pieces posted by fellow members. Titled : Walking in The Time of Virus. The wonderful thing about belonging to a community of walkers is that it is a supportive group and one idea leads to another.

This is something I started this week which I will be working on during self-isolation. My initial idea came  through this work Promeneur ,by Sheila Hicks see image attached . This is a piece I have always loved.

It is a small weaving made on a little portable loom that is made of stretch bars. These were used by Hicks as private expressions or ramblings. Ramblings seems a particularly apt terminology. Hicks has made thousands of these since graduate school.

 I will be making daily small weaves during this period of self- isolation. These will reflect walks I have done, walks I miss, imaginary walks and walks I am looking forward to doing in the future. 

 A Walk in Wimbledon


A Walk on Wimbledon Common


A Walk on Tankerton Beach (remembered)


As time passes I will update this blog with more photos of walking weaves.

You can also follow these and their stories by following these links:

Thread and Word

I miss walking with freedom and the time to do as I please, this is one way of taking some time to meditatively walk and think through weaving. 

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