alexistellefsen

Spring 2013

New Friends

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Valley Hills, cotton twine, wools & plant dyed wool from Catskill Merino Sheep Farm

New Friends is Alexandra Segreti (Weird Friends) and Kelly Rakowski (Nothing is New). Alex and Kelly first connected on the internet with a shared love of textiles and eccentric visuals. They began working on weavings together, apart. Months later they met IRL, shared their work and became New Friends

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Shaggy, roving, wools, plant dyed wools from Catskill Merino Sheep Farm & cotton twine

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The two also often incorporate things that aren’t quite yarn into their weavings. “Anything you can cut, anything you can shred, you can weave with,” says Segreti. “In school, I would weave with like licorice. Anything that was sort of bendy, “I’m was like, ‘Oh, I’ll put it in a weaving. There eventually was a rule that you couldn’t weave with perishable food because someone had made a weaving with bacon and it rotted.” This weaving, which ended up at Totokaelo this summer, incorporates regular wool yarn, paper yarn, alpaca fur, roving, and a stickless holographic tape Segreti picked up at an industrial supply store on the internet. [via SightUnseen]

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Detail of Ditto, wool, roving & brass

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Limited edition silkscreen prints based off of photos of a weaving from their Best Woof Series.

25 blue, 25 black. 19″ x 25″

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Weaving from Best Woof Series used for silkscreen prints, mix of cotton, wool & metallic

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Simple frame loom made from canvas stretchers

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Triangle, mix of black and white cotton woven on an angle

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