On the next stage of the Cone Weaving Investigations, following on from Cone Weaving Drawings, (see previous posts), Ricardo introduced me to the digital drawing programme, GeoGebra.
Following on from the initial Cone Weaving Investigations (see post) on day one of the the Ruthin Studio Trials, Ricardo and I were still engrossed by the various activities from the two days, and on a mission to make meaningful progress on drawing the geometric woven cone. It’s great how a problem starts to make sense the more you puzzle over it, and how it occupies your mind when you should be doing something else.
Stephanie had posed a question to the group about how a woven cone might be designed with various heights and slopes. I did not want to work from a template, but was interested to investigate how the template had been designed. In order to understand the problem more clearly, I started by making a series of cone samples, or a cone family.
After the Studio Trials, I became interested in windmill weave and wanted to explore more. I was reminded of a small pack of instructions I had come across and purchased. It was for Mack the Scottie from the Isle of Wight, written by Colin Fleming.
Collated Notes on the investigation about bowline and sheetbend knots Ricardo Nemirovsky October 27, 2020 The first two images include descriptions for how to knot the bowline and the sheetbend. The following pages include...
An introduction to cycloid weaving and spirals.
Following on from My First Skew Cube, Mary Crabb shares the process of ‘diagramming’ the cube.
My First Woven Skew Cube offers an insight into the weaving of a skew cube in two colours by Mary Crabb. In particular, the questions that arose during and after the making.
2nd December 2019 Dear Stephanie, Hillary, Geraldine and Ricardo I’m sending you a few images and short films of some 3D plaits that I have woven and one that I can’t work out how...
Symmetries of movement, symmetries of making: extract from a conversation with Joanna Gilmour, 10thDecember 2019l Joanna Gilmour makes exquisite baskets using mainly the plaiting technique. Their fineness perhaps resonates with her past experience in...