Last week I shared the four most recent Uncommon Quilting squares. While this woven grid square was not my favorite in the group, it gave me an idea. Why not build a canvas surface with woven strips of fabric, and then paint? I enjoyed developing this idea and the best part was imaging the cries of dismay, and then alarm, that my painting professor would make at this effort, especially the choice of glue. (Elmer's) I could find something archival, perhaps?
This is the result on a 16" x 20" canvas. It turns out that I am not as handy at weaving as I thought. Some of my overs and unders are mixed up, but it is hard to tell where. I'd like to try this again, maybe adding some woven sheers, or some print fabrics or string. I could make a more irregular grid or paint a shadow grid in the background. There are a couple of places here where I hand stitched the fabric to the canvas. It made an interesting detail that could be used to greater advantage, maybe with a heavier string or twine.
I am longing to break away from my usual small format move to a larger size canvas. So maybe ...?