Okay, I will attempt to recount what I learnt in this amazing mind-blowing workshop! Please have mercy and feel free to correct me in the comments should I write anything incorrectly (I’m trying!)
This week for our workshop we worked with Laura again (this time in the flesh!) to bring our AdaCAD drafts to life on the TC2 loom. It was quite remarkable how much the drafts varied from the results created by the loom.
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).
For my next two entries I will break dow the posts into 2 parts. Part 1 will discuss my experience on the loom and discussions on the readings in class; part 2 will be an account of the workshop working with Laura Devendorf’s and her software AdaCAD.
This week we had a workshop hosted by our guest Mary Smull about weaving in greater depth. Mary taught us about the technical vernacular of weaving, some of the history of weaving and the methodology of both physically weaving and creating draft patterns. Weaving, weaving, weaving!