Adapt Textile-weaving Techniques To Metal

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Set a warp and weft with flattened wire, and weave your own silver "fabric."
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My career as a fiber artist stretches back to the early ‘70s. I originally learned to weave metal in a workshop I took from Susan Elizabeth Wood in 1998, and after that workshop I traded in my yarn and adopted wire as my “fiber” of choice. Flattened wire is a wonderful material with which to weave. It has smooth edges, and it’s simple to make a variety of widths by using a range of wire gauges. It’s easy to dress up a simple weave by incorporating more than one width of wire, or adding different types of metal wire. Small sheets of metal can be created from woven wire to incorporate into your jewelry.

By Jeanie Pratt

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