L. S. Designs: Handwovens by Lynn Smetko
It begins with a striking image captured on my travels, perhaps something from nature or an architectural detail. The picture'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. When yarn is wound onto a computer-assisted loom and the shuttle thrown, a silk scarf or shawl comes to life. Plain white yarn has been transformed into luxurious, multi-hued fabric representative of the photograph, right at the intersection of technology and art.
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