LINE AND WEAVING

24 05 2013

Paper weaving made from coloured card on a sheet of paper

WEAVING

Basically, weaving consists of passing threads through a series of horizontal threads, known as the weft, and through the vertical threads, known as the warp. Weaving is one of the most ancient forms of human creativity.
Baskets and textiles would not have been possible without weaving

 

There are many different skills involved in weaving. You can start practising now!

 

Procedure: Fold one sheet of paper horizontally.

 

Draw a line about one inch from the open end of the folded paper. This is the limit of cutting.

 

From the fold, make irregular cuts up to the line. Cuts need not be straight. (The irregular cuts make a more interesting finished product.) Unfold and lay it flat. This will serve as the “warp” and the “loom.”

 

Measure and cut from the second sheet of paper, one-inch wide by nine-inch strips. These will serve as the “weft.”

Begin by weaving one “weft thread” over one “warp thread” then under the next warp and over the next, etc.

Continue this process alternating over and under with each weft thread. If the previous weft thread went under the warp thread, the following row will begin by going over the warp.

This project can be expanded to challenge the creativity by using more colours, making the weft threads thinner and the designs more detailed. The warp can be measured using rulers and will result in more precise designs. The simple over-under sequence can be altered from every other warp to every second or even third warp to form a regular pattern that will differ from the standard “checker board” style design.

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Follow-up
activities:
Make an abstract composition using the strips of card to créate different effects.



ART BASICS

13 01 2013

Explore line, shape, color and other art basics



Paul Klee - Lines

10 04 2012

Some of Klee’s line drawings were made by creating a rule and seeing what happened when he followed it.

Try these rules:

1. Obstacle race.

2. A change of direction

3. Curves and points

4. The unbroken Line

Use some ideas to create your own rule for drawing. Now make this into a picture.

See what you have done:

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Make your own stamps - Ex libris

26 03 2012

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Make Your Own Stamps

By Marik Berghs and Jessica McBrayer

What You Need:

A block of wood, more than 1/2″ thick (Outside dimensions can

vary, but remember the surface will determine the size of the

print and you’ll also want to be able to pick it up by the

edges.)

Pencil

Permanent marker

String

White liquid glue (school or craft)

Ink for print-making, found at any art or hobby store

Paper, fabric, or wood to print on

Water to clean your stamp

Paintbrush

What You Do:

1. Lay down newspapers to protect your work surface.

2. Create your stamp by gluing a piece of paper to your block of wood.

3. With a pencil, draw a design on the paper. It should have strong outlines as these lines

will be the part that will leave a print.

4. Use a permanent magic marker to draw over and darken your design.

5. Glue your string over your design outlines. Keep the string as close to the lines as

possible. Let this dry completely.

6. Now use the tip of the glue nozzle to lay down a thin line of glue over the string outline.

The dried glue will be what makes the print. If the glue spreads too much, your outline will

be fat when you stamp your design. Let this dry until the glue is transparent.

7. Use your paintbrush to paint the glue-covered string. You can also ink your stamp on a

stamp pad if you have one that’s the correct size. Work quickly enough so that the ink

doesn’t dry before you can apply the stamp.

8. Take your inked stamp, and stamp your design onto a nice piece of paper or fabric. Let it

dry.

9. Carefully color the inside of your design with colored pencils and crayons. If you are using

this on fabric make sure you use fabric or textile paint.

With your custom built “stamp”, you can now create originals designs for greeting cards, repeat

motifs for wrapping paper, or decorate your own unique tee-shirts or pillowcases!

Did You Know?

Japanese woodcuts were first used around 800 years ago.

Woodcuts make art when a raised surface is inked and pressed against paper.

Sometimes the woodcut is put into a press and paper is rolled over it, but each time a

print is made the woodcut has to be re-inked. This is a much faster method of creating

many copies of the same image than by drawing or painting them one at a time.

In a traditional woodcut, the cut is made by cutting out the negative space. This activity is

the opposite in that it has you raising the design’s outline higher than the background to

create a positive space.

One of the most famous Japanese artists, Hokosai, created a series of woodcuts

called 36

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Betty Edwards - Drawing On The Right Side Of The Brain

4 02 2012



DRAWING PARALLELS LINES USING SET SQUARES

11 10 2011

Let us revise how to draw parallel lines using the triangular set squares.

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Weaving lines

27 02 2010

Her you have the works you have done!

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PARALLEL EXERCISES

4 12 2008

Here we have the best drawings you have done!!!!

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