Friday, September 10, 2010

Aurelie Tu, Modern Weaver

Aurelie Tu is the designer behind these unique vessels and geometric table runners. Can you imagine the artisan's hands weaving pieces of felt in and then out methodically; eventually creating something so substantial and functional? Visit Crafted Systems to read more about Aurelie and her work in her community of Portland, Oregon.

If you are curious about the more elementary forms of weaving -try out this tutorial on basic woven place-mats. Or be inspired by this woven basket using this tutorial from How About Orange. Basic weaving is a great way for children to learn pattern and repetition and make something useful in the creative process. Scissors, here we come!
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