Joanna Rogers
Textile Artist


I didn't document the scouring, mordanting and dying of the warps and wefts for this weaving, nor the measuring out. However, I did photograph each step involved in setting up my loom for weaving. It takes longer to prepare a piece for weaving than it does to weave it. I love this. The slowness and the importance of each step. Lots of time to engage with the piece at every step of the way.

Threading the warps through the reed. Here I have to be careful to get the colour combinations correct.

Threading each warp through the appropriate heddle. This creates the pattern.

Winding the warp onto the back beam. This must be done carefully to maintain the correct tension.

The weaving begins.