Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Some travelling experiments - Reiseexperimente

It's funny with travelling: some people cannot get enough of it and get so much inspiration out of it - it's a challenge that makes them really feel alive and vibrant.

I'm afraid I'm not that kind of person, really. It's not that I hate it: I can very well adjust to new situations and surroundings and feel comfortable with it - but at the same time, I can't wait to return home and get working on those new ideas and impressions! And the problem is that when I'm finally back home, there's so much piled-up everyday stuff to take care of ...!

I guess I just need quite some time to "get back" mentally, to find concentration.

Anyway, this is not really a 'concentrated piece', but just an experiment on weaving with recycling material, like newspapers and waste plastic. I saw something like that in Stockholm, I thought the recycling paper looked quite stylish with the black cotton warp inbetween. The original paper weave was more professionally done, though, more tense, probably on a 'real' loom.

The little thing above it are some folded paper scraps crocheted together with the same black cotton thread I used for the warp. Well, just an experiment.



Last weekend in Vienna, I saw a crocheted flower necklace which I thought to be a nice idea, but far too expensive - so I made an own version on that, one with a green and one with a red wire. I used a variegated stocking knitting wool to get different colours out of the same material and some beads from my stash (hey, it's nice to find everything you ever need in your own stash!).



And feeling the need just to sit down in the sun and play around - I made these two beaded butterflies to send along with the mail I was preparing for Sara and for Paula ...

(Metal wire and beads from my stash :-))



(German summary: Nur ein paar Gedanken über's Reisen ... Ein Experiment mit Weben von Recyclingmaterialien wie Papier und Plastik, auch zusammengehäkelt, mit schwarzem Baumwollgarn ... Zwei aus Sockenwolle gehäkelte Ketten und dann ein paar Schmetterlinge aus Draht und Perlen, die ich meinen Freundinnen schicken möchte.)

9 comments:

Helga said...

Die Ketten sind allerliebst.Eine schöne Idee.
L.G.
Helga

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

A really lovely post - I enjoyed seeing your weaving with paper and your necklace and butterflies

I am a bit like you, I like to travel and be inspired but I also love to get home and get creating, I even miss blogging and flickr and hadt to miss anything! Hope you soon settle back in! Carolyn

Elizabeth said...

Love your paper experiment. Today I read in a Dutch newspaper that in Belgium two artist are making paper/polyester dresses. If you would like to see them, this is the address: www.momu.be You will get it in Dutch but you will see three buttons FR DE EN If you click on EN you get the english version.

Hope the dust of your trip settles quickly.
Elizabeth

Anneli/Bockfilz said...

Thank you girls - it's so nice to hear from you and I enjoy it so much!

paulahewitt said...

lovely butterflies - Im looking forward to seeing one of them for real. :) i like your paper weaving experiment. I saw some bags recently in an 'eco-shop' like this - very expensive they were, too. I like the crocheted flower necklace too - it is noce to be able to make these things, and to use everything from your own stash too. a good sense of accomplishment!

virtualquilter said...

The butterflies are lovely. I am just home after a week away and have beads and wire ....... and also have a heap of boring everyday stuff to do!
Judy B

Totty Teabag said...

The paper weaving reminds me of floor mats we can buy here made from clothing factory remnants woven through a white cotton warp. Your crochet necklaces look very delicate; just the thing for Spring and Summer, and your butterflies would make lovely brooches...

Anneli/Bockfilz said...

Thank you, Paula, Judy, Totty - nice to have you around and thank you for your comments!

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