Windings (wrappings) play such an important roll in my weaving process. They are one of my favourite design tools.
I find as my weave collection develops I want to create more winding’s to work from. I think adding additional drawings and winding’s as a project progresses is important to keep ideas fresh and developing.
Although there is no substitute for sampling, I find them an effective way of trying out different combinations of colour and texture. They allow me to develop colour palettes and narrow down my choice of yarns for the warp and weft.
Not all of them I do out of necessity more often than not they are simply one offs and a means to extract from an image the colours I find so appealing.