Wall hanging / scarf in blockdamask on 32 shafts.
The making of “FOSS” (Icelandic for waterfalls).
The inspiration for the series “FOSS” [a series of six pieces],
were the many vacations on Iceland.
From 1999 till now, I camped very often on Iceland.
Especially during the summer, when the sun won’t fall, I was deeply affected
by the beauty and colors of nature.
The colors of the mountains changed constantly in the different types of light.
[Each wall hanging / scarf has different colors]
Sitting in front of my small tent, I made sketches and notes of the waterfalls.
At home I translated the sketches in designs to weave in block damask.
Because of the binding I choosed, I had to simplify the sketches, stylize the falls.
It takes five shafts for satin / damask. The loom has thirty-two shafts,
two shafts are needed for the selvedges; the other thirty shafts are for the blocks.
The designs consist six blocks.
When the design is complete, it’s time to choose the yarns. Novelty – and colored yarns
to create the right atmosphere.
In this series I used two yarns of HABU, to create the water of the waterfalls.