To interlace (threads, yarns, strips, fibrous material, etc.) so as to form a fabric or material.
To form by interlacing threads, yarns, strands, or strips of some material: to weave a basket; to weave cloth.  
To form by combining various elements or details into a connected whole: to weave a tale; to weave a plan.
To introduce as an element or detail into a connected whole (usually followed by in or into).
To direct or move along in a winding or zigzag course; move from side to side, especially to avoid obstructions.


Continuing the exploration of the action of weaving i have created another piece of work which looks at an originally standard flat weave, constructed using practically any form of paper or card i could find (adverts, leaflets, newspaper etc) and then unpicking the weave to form loops in the surface, thereby reversing the action. I continued to unpick the surface until it became something three dimensional and something that could not be recognised as a weave. It was changed so much it became completely alienated from the original piece, the texture was an eminent part of the finished thing, and the massive loops made the work look really busy. Whilst unpicking the work, i was also unpicking phrases from some of the materials used, in the original piece, the materials were woven so tightly together you couldnt really decipher anything.
Here are some photos of the whole process, a recording of the journey from the original to the changed surface.

Recently i have been experimenting with the action of the weave itself and the intertwining motion rather than a finished piece, and decided to work in sculpture and photography for a change. There is no real concept behind this work, although working in a three dimensional way is a big step from previous work which has been the textured but flat surface. Playing aorund with the idea of encompassing a tree in string and weaving between the branches was an idea which probably comes from the idea of ivy or creeper type plants which almost strangle trees. Here are some photos to illustate.


This is my current work i have produced in my own personal art practice, exploring the process of weaving as an art form itself, the rhythm of weaving, the action of intertwining seperate things to form something bigger, to change the identity of an original piece of work etc. In the work below, i experimented with weaving the inside of celebration cards, mixing different people's handwriting and encouraging conversations between the different words. The weaving action means you can only see parts of words or phrases, leaving the viewer to react to the words they can see and the words they want to see but cannot. The intertwining of individual lives, histories, stories, and relationships is a concept which emerged after completing the piece which was not originally thought about, which is something i like about this.