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Tuesday, 8 May 2012
Onsite exploring how the chains of tatting hang in the space. 'Ghostly' isn't what I'm trying to achieve here, rather a sensitivity, and a sense of the lines which penetrate the building, a trajectory downwards through the space, resembling chains, white like flour, blossom or snowflakes falling...
Microscopic camera lets me look closely at the twist of the fibres, the delicacy of the knotting.
Tuesday, 17 April 2012
Saturday, 14 April 2012
The floors of this three storey mill building are littered with holes, strategically placed to allow chains to run through the building from floor to ceiling: labour saving leverage to pull bags of grain through trap doors. I am captivated by these threads which run throughout the building and all the little holes it leaves behind, like the holes made by needles through thread. Chains, loops and holes also feature in my lace tatting work and I wonder how these strands might come together in my exploration of this site.