Knot a Bag
Bag 4″ x 6″ / Strap 16″
Bag 10cm x 15cm / Strap 41cm
Knot a Bag is made of silk cocoons raised by artist. The cocoons are unwound using a traditional Japanese silk reel; threads are dyed with both natural and chemical dyes, then woven. The bag incorporates 4,592 knots and four weaving techniques: knotted pile, soumak, tablet and bead weaving.
The main focus of my artwork is execution of traditional sericulture, hand spinning, dyeing and weaving. Silk is my primary medium because I have total control from caterpillar to final project.