Three-Dimensional Thread Workshop

I had a wonderful day at a workshop with textile artist Michael Brennand Wood at the Bluecoat Display Centre. We explored three-dimensional threads and were shown how to use a power drill to combine wire with paper and yarn. I’d never done this before and it was a pretty hypnotic process! You loop a piece of wire between a vice and the drill to create a unique line, and as it spins you add in different textures which are bound up in the thread.
I took the threads and made shapes, and played with the contrast between linear thread and inked-over circles.
My next step is to make longer threads and create larger loops, and see where they go…

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