Inspired by the rhythm of running water (the essence of life), these braids were made on a high takadai. I used 84 bobbins, weighing 85gm each, & multiple ends of silk & linen yarns per bobbin. The double braids, woven obliquely in 2 & 2 twill, were either joined at the edge, left un-joined, or joined at the centre. The firmness of the weave & quality of twist in the yarn enabled them to maintain the curved shapes.
By changing from single to double braid structures periodically, it has been possible to create flat braids with an undulating rhythmic curve.
The method of using lustrous silk threads along with firm linen assisted the surface patterns.
Jennie can be reached by e-mail.