Working with yarn, textile or fiber to create art may involve experimenting. For instance, when framing my wool pieces, I do not place anything under glass because yarn can actually sweat under it. My motto is to allow the yarn to speak to me; that is, to carefully observe and intuit what can work.
Let the yarn speak!
Recently, after the first steps of crochet before sculpting it into a finished product–that of jewelry or fine art–I got a calling to toss a bunch of items into the dryer. Crazy but I was compelled; the yarn told me to do it.
Well, I tossed my works in, then went on to do other things. A short while later I returned and was amazed. I actually sat and became mesmerized watching the toss of all my stringed works. It was a wonderful rainbow swirling around. The blues and yellows and greens and red.
Then I busted out in laughter.
This is sick: what the heck am I doing lovingly watching a rainbow of string toss around in circles? Reminded me of being a child watching my teddy bear dry…slowly bumping around in circles. Joyously chaotic.
Then even more crazy, I ran to get my camera for a picture…a crazy photo shoot of yarn in the dryer. What the what???
Well, when it all finished swirling around, I must say there was, indeed, a far more fluffier appearance. Next step, to create finished works.
Ahh, the mind of a creative is always at work.
What do you think of this?