Sculpture

Weave a Sculpture

Make a big organic woven structure to celebrate textiles and weaving!

Sculpture in Tate Modern © Tate

The idea

If you look closely at your jeans you'll see thread going up (that's called the warp); and threads going across (that's the weft). Pretty silly names, but super important when making materials.

Have a look and see what people are wearing around you. All the shapes, sizes, designs and patterns.

Maybe you have too many clothes like Venus here! How big a pile could you make with all your clothes?

Michelangelo Pistoletto
Venus of the Rags (1967, 1974)
Tate

© Michaelangelo Pistoletto

Your clothes are probably made by a machine called a loom. Maybe like this hand loom below. What a smart looking man with his moustache.

Albert Renger-Patzsch
Saxon Hosiery Weaver at a Handloom (1928–48)
Tate

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The plan

You are going to make a big organic woven structure to celebrate textiles and weaving. (Organic shapes are shapes you can find in nature, like shells or seeds).

See it!

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