ButterfliesNo not the beautiful insects, but the yarn kind.  Some weavers have thrums, I have butterflies.  I love how they look all together in the big jars that hold them.  I keep thinking that some day I will weave something with them.  Maybe something with squares all over, with the slits obvious and the squares only attached at the corners, similar to the Ellsworth Kelly Sanary below. A poster of this is thumb tacked to my studio wall.image

But, somehow, these two by Klee here are more appealing, perhaps because they seem a little more random. image  image






Maybe shapes like this Klee painting called Three Flowers


I would like to explore the squares, I think, with some them extending up into the border, so that there’s a more spontaneous feel to the piece.  Or maybe I’ll do some fantastical faces or even robots! Or maybe just start and see where the fingers take me. Or not…

6 thoughts on “Butterflies

  1. Jennifer

    The hardest part may be to start – especially without a plan! Maybe you could do like Tommye Scanlin – dedicate a loom to this piece and just do one butterfly a day for the year. So it would some down to how you feel for that day for what happens.

  2. Sherri Woodard Coffey

    I’ve been thinking about this for a while. Will for sure have to dedicate a loom to the project. I’m thinking now just random quadrilaterals in colors that go with the ones next to it. Just have to start, right?


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