L. S. Designs: Handwovens by Lynn Smetko
Computers and textile arts fascinate me, and it is in weaving that I discovered how technology meets art. It begins with a photograph, perhaps something that I see in nature or an architectural detail. The image's palette determines what colors to dye the silk yarns. Photo-editing and weaving software assist in designing a weave plan that incorporates visual characteristics of the subject. The yarn is wound onto my computer-assisted loom, I throw the shuttle and a beautiful silk scarf or shawl comes to life.
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