Weaving Photographs







http://www.clairepestaille.com/#!crystalline-series/ctpg   Her work is exquisite!

and more:  http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/piecing-it-together-7-pieces


https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1260313633/weaving-the-americas    oh goodness-she is wonderful!!

see more of Sarah Sense’s work here:  http://www.sarahsense.com/Artist.asp?ArtistID=11571&Akey=L6DFM793

http://www.liacook.com/works/face-maps/   very interesting fiber work

http://www.liacook.com/statement/     string photos

http://davidsamuelstern.com/wovenportraits/   woven portraits

http://www.elisewehle.com/#!paperthin/czg1   interesting work!


https://www.pinterest.com/photographydepa/gcse-montageweave/      lots of great stuff here!




Basic Directions:


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SUMMARYStudents will weave two photographs together.
MATERIALSExacto knifes, Cutting boards, Magazines, Colored paper, Paper cutter, Scissors, Pencils/pens, Rulers

A quick, fun, and highly tailor-able lesson.  I was first introduced to photo weaving in high school. In photography class some students did this activity with enlargements of photographs they themselves have taken – I altered this for a general art class by using two magazine images.

Students found two images they wished to weave together from magazines. Some tried to stick to a theme – the one above is a lion and a woman’s face woven together, another did a map of Thailand and a waterfall, and some wanted to preserve the image more and used a colored paper to weave with instead.

There are different ways to do weaving and of course different widths, but here was our process.

  • Find two images you wish to weave together.
  • Cut the widths of both images to be exactly the same by using a paper cutter (edges should be crisp!). The width should be divisible by 1/2 because we will be weaving 1/2 inch strips. Example acceptable widths: 7″, 7 1/2″, 9 1/2″ wide
  • One image is cut height wise 1″ longer than the other but both are divisible by 1/2″. Example acceptable heights: 9 1/2 ” and the other is 10 1/2″ or one is 8″ and the other is 9″
  •  The taller photo will become the vertical “slits”. Use an exacto knife to make 1/2″ vertical slits but do not cut all the way through! Leave a gutter of 1/2″ on the top and bottom so they stay together – why we need the extra 1″. (mark these on the back of the image with pen or pencil – marking the 1/2″ ‘gutter’ first then 1/2″ vertical slits)
  • On the shorter photo, make 1/2″ horizontal strips which you may use a plain scissors to cut. (once again make marks on back of image before cutting)
  • Weave strips in between slits and tape back with masking tape when done!

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