My reed that I invented last year but built in 2014 consists of modules, that are sliding along the rail. Individual modules change the density of warp.
Sliding reed. My invention in 2014
I started to experiment with twisting groups of warps with the help of modules that are in fact rigid heddles. I am very pleased with the result!
2013. This year I have been experimenting with my adjustable weaving reed. It is possible to alter the warp density and fabric width while weaving. The results are cool: optical effects and structural surfaces with just using plain weave!
In 2012 we together with Marilyn Piirsalu built an installation for Estonian Museum of Nature, depicting an "upside down tree". The aim was to show how mycorrhizae is connected with tree roots. We developed a way to manipulate linen fabric so that it became to resemble tree trunk. To show mushrooms we made 45 felted mushrooms. It was fun!