THREADBARE II (LUGG, 1999) – TAASA Review September 2014


This article was originally found in the September 2014 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 23, Issue 3, Page 19).

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Of particular interest were West Timorese textiles showing a combination of traditional and non-traditional motifs used in contemporary back-strap loom hand-woven cloths with a supplementary weft pattern.

Hadlow discovered that an old cross-stitch pattern book was being used as a resource for additional motifs for the supplementary weft weavings.

She then made contemporary artwork and a digital book Patternbook (Hadlow 2005) as a type of performative encounter with these cultural objects...