Plaiting Conversation with Mary Crabb
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 to weave as a suggestion of something we could maybe explore. I find the way the plait moves is really fascinating.
7th February 2020
…Please could I add some ideas to the proposal.
1) I’d like to explore the 4 element plait or braid that I sent round some time ago. It works well with paper strips but it would be interesting to try it with other materials. It works well with a round material such as rope or string but I think it then becomes a sinnet knot? I’ve also tried working the plait into a ring, but without success as the direction of the plaits does not work.
2) To complement this I’d like to see if anyone knows or can work out how to make a plait I have an example of. The angles in the basic shape are interesting but I haven’t worked out how to weave it.
I find longitudinal plaits/braids interesting, although I don’t know much about them
Here’s the photos I sent through months ago as a memory jog…
can’t think of anything else at the moment