Workshop with Louise Lemieux Bérubé
Today I went to a workshop with guest artist, Louise Lemieux Bérubé, where we learned to make files for jacquard weaving, using Photoshop. Basically, you need your image to have a weave structure so that you will get fabric out of it, and each pixel in your image stands for a thread. I am too tired to explain any more than that, so here are some images:
So the image with the weave structure can be input into a jacquard loom, which can weave any thread at any time, but the weave structure applied keeps the cloth from falling apart. Here are a couple more, dividing the cloth into 7 layers instead of two.
If we want, we can send files back to MCCT with Louise and have our designs woven on the jacquard they have there(ACAD doesn’t have one) but the cloth needs to be handmade by an intern, so it’s expensive, and will have to be worthwhile.