Here are some of my favorite things that crossed my Instagram feed this week.
Rachel Mica Weiss of @rachelmicaweiss
writes: "I create these works through a labor-intensive and performative process similar to that of warping a loom. Miniscule polyester embroidery threads are hand-strung on-site from hook to hook in mathematical permutations to create overlapping, dense bands of color that seem to fade seamlessly into one another. It is rhythmic and deeply meditative work, with the same miraculous reward of weaving cloth at the loom: the layering of thread after thread yields a two-dimensional textile p(l)ane, which ultimately has the appearance of an undulating three-dimensional object." Visit Rachel's website.
I love this stunning and intricate weaving by @omuro_sohachi
and the description about it: "This is a real Japanese hand-woven fabric. We are inspired by nature. Throughout this long history, we have created a weaving technique called tsumegaki tsuzure—in which weaving artisans file their nails to a jagged shape for picking up threads—based on their ambition and spirit of taking on challenges, namely the desire to create good products at a faster speed and of better quality.Over thousands of years, the craftsmanship of these weaving artisans has been quietly passed down until today." Visit Omuro Sohachi's website.
Beautiful scarf from wool and linen by Mariah Gaar ~ @mariahgaar