Last update: September 23, 2017
There are types/styles of cloths I admire, and then cloths I like to make, and they don't necessarily overlap. Because I often speak in hyperbole, I'm often mistaken to like only the types I make but that's not the case.
I love, but at least for now can't/don't want to work with:
* All my life I've been smitten by old-fashioned Jacquard; think drapes and upholsteries in European castles/palaces. If I can get my hands on a loom, I would in a snap, but I've been shedding this dream due to financial and other limitations. Also love it when folks are creative and do their own things on Jacquard. I once came upon a fabulous Australian weaver's work but sadly lost that link.
* Textured cloth; I love smart use of boucles in particular; think coat fabric.
* Hand-manipulated techniques on the loom. How do they do them so evenly??
* Some plain weave, but I'm super fussy about them. Some are "badly" woven by the commonly understood standards but I still like them. I also love trekking.
* Embroidered work; I'm a sucker for embroidery and beading, particularly old-fashioned motifs, especially florals or works in one hue.
* Tapestry weaving, though this is seriously in the "Thank goodness, someone else does it" category.
* Some felt work, but I'm fussy about them.
* Interesting prints.
* Uber-cleaver weaving, e.g. works that end up 3D, etc. So many interesting things on the Internet.
* "Contemporary"-looking cloth; although they look more like Art Deco or 1950's fashion. I most often find the look in home furnishing out of London.
I love to make:
* Clothes, not fiber/textile art.
* Smooth cloth/flat cloth/some shiny cloth as in using silk, mohair.
* Sheen contrast.
* Hue contrast. Complementary colors. Most definitely analogous colors.
* Cloth with weave-structure interest; patterns.
* Deceptively simple/complicated cloth, including clusters appear three-dimensional because of hues/values, length of floats.
* Supplementary warps and wefts; I don 't do enough of these.
* Interesting/new use of "old" weave structures.
Do you have this... discrepancy? Do you have a list of textiles you like somewhere I can read?