For the second part of class we did a workshop working with Laura Devendorf’s and her software AdaCAD. AdaCAD is an amazing piece of software that helped me better understand the binaries of weaving and its relationship to computers and code (it’s absolute poetry).
My favourite feature of AdaCAD is the ability of the program to read a photograph and translate it into a weave draft! For the home work we were instructed to create two weaves 180 warp but 240 weft, with 12 rows of selvedge. Below is a sample of one of my patterns, based off of an optical illusion image.
Can’t wait to see the patterns come to fruition in next week’s class.