In becoming a weaver I discovered that I am primarily an intuitive thinker. In this perspective, colors are what appeal to me the most and are a major component of inspiration, planning, designing, and critiquing my own work. Of course, structure is the other important factor in weaving, so the two are intertwined.
In the planning phase of a project, I weave in my head and I see colours and structure. The choice of structure is often determined by what I plan to weave and the texture I like to obtain. My planning paperwork is minimal and only readable to me! I also improvise as I go.
Spinning and weaving for Fibreshed drew me toward the beauty of natural colours. So for the time being, my Fibreshed productions will showcase the subtle beauty of natural colors. That said, I love to dye because the colours of hand-painted warps and wefts free me from the rigidity of weaving structures.
You can read more about Marie-Claire in our June 2, 2015 blog.