I've been seeing a lot of books, workshops and talk about surface design, mostly with dyes/paint and chemical discharge. They appear, at first, so easy, so free, so spontaneous, and so attractive. These pieces have such an immediate appeal to many, and therefore I can understand curators giving them more exhibition space.
Part of me wants to delve into it, (I've done some pictorial screen printing, and embroidery,) part of me thinks I'm being unfaithful to weaving. Like, I'm shallow. Like, I myself don't understand the understated appeal of my kind of weaving.
Life seemed a bit more cut and dry, and therefore easy, before seeing Clare Plug quits, I swear.