Meditations on Waste
Loom Waste—Unwoven yarn that must be cut from the top & bottom of a finished weaving.
alternatively, detritus in the wasteland
salvaged loom waste & scrap yarn woven in 4 selvedges, 2017-2018
I cannot part with loom waste
abundant cutoffs that still breathe,
quiet lives that end as they leave this loft.
The ancients wove with four selvedges.
Wrapping a single, continuous weft
lovingly between two dowels.
Translation is dimensional
my salvaged gifts are not
detritus in this wasteland.
Thank you to the following weavers for their donations of loom waste:
-students from the classrooms of:
and many more.
four-selvedge community weaving workshop
MICA Art Walk, May 2018