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
Shaggy, roving, wools, plant dyed wools from Catskill Merino Sheep Farm & cotton twine
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]
Detail of Ditto, wool, roving & brass
Limited edition silkscreen prints based off of photos of a weaving from their Best Woof Series.
25 blue, 25 black. 19″ x 25″
Weaving from Best Woof Series used for silkscreen prints, mix of cotton, wool & metallic
Simple frame loom made from canvas stretchers
Triangle, mix of black and white cotton woven on an angle
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