Weaving is the process of creating fabric by interlacing threads. This can be a slow, time-consuming process. Each individual thread is placed by hand, both horizontally and vertically, in the cloth. Before you begin you need to know what you are going to weave (a blanket, a towel, a scarf, etc.), what yarn(s) you will use, and what pattern/texture you want (how you would like the end product to feel, look or perform).
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Pat Neal has been weaving for more than twenty years. She is drawn to the colours and textures of the yarns used to create woven cloth.
Pat works on traditional, wooden, foot-powered floor looms using primarily natural fibres (cotton, silk, linen, hemp, mohair, etc) and locally sourced Ontario wool.
Pat's work has been shown in galleries across Canada and the U.S. and is available at the Textile Museum of Canada’s gift shop.