I promised that we’d complete our walk through the Beyond Bauhaus weaving exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago, so let’s get going. (Here’s the link to the prior post if you missed it.) There are some very fine (as opposed to coarse) weavings as well as another one of the ones that remind me of a waterfall. You’re welcome to stop and look whenever you like. Except for the last one, these depend not so much on color as on texture and shadow.

I used to do a bit of macramé, but nothing like anything here.

Let’s go closer to the left.

Now closer on the right.

for Jo’s Monday Walk and 2020 Photo Challenge #5 (Patterns)

  1. jpeggytaylor says:

    Thank you for sharing these textile artworks. I thoroughly enjoyed them. The large scale macrame is very impressive – just like a textile waterfall 🙂

  2. Sue says:

    Hmm, interesting

  3. Amy says:

    Remarkable weaving artworks! Thank you so much for this series, Janet!

  4. Such lovely patterns and textures… I’m glad you shared these photos, because in person, I would be sorely tempted to reach out and touch these pieces. They’re such tactile delights, it would be hard to resist!

  5. restlessjo says:

    The textures are wonderful, Janet. Love the one that looks like plaited hair 🙂 🙂 Thanks for the link, hon. I expect you could do something on ‘patterns’ for Jude.

  6. Those were neat! I tried macrame when I was a teenager and mine wasn’t anything like that one either. WOW! It reminded me of Repunzel.

  7. Heyjude says:

    Great patterns and they fit perfectly for this week. I used to do macrame too, but not quite like that! It’s pretty gorgeous. Thanks for the link Janet 😊

  8. Lignum Draco says:

    Beautiful artworks. Love the patterns and textures. Some people are very talented.

  9. Su Leslie says:

    Thank you for posting these Janet. I’ve enjoyed this walk very much as you know.

  10. […] circles take a look at Janet’s walk around a textile […]

  11. Art galleries are such wonderful places to find examples of patterns. This looks like a fantastic exhibit, and your photos are great. 🙂

    • Thanks! I’m happy you enjoyed them. It was a wonderful exhibit and it’s an excellent museum.


      • It sounds wonderful. I just explored your neck of the woods (?) last year (Nebraska) and am going to Chicago in May.

      • Yes, not many woods in Nebraska, but it’s a rather nice place. If we were going to still be here in Chicago in May, I’d meet you downtown, but we’re moving to Arizona before that. Lots to see and enjoy in Chicago. Enjoy!


      • So true, I didn’t see many forests in Nebraska! Moving to Arizona sounds nice. Looking for warmer weather, I presume? I look forward to visiting Chicago!

      • My parents live there and are 91 and 90, so can use some help, and we’d like to see if we want to retire there. I’ve lived in seasons all my life and really love it, but there are lots of great things there, too.

      • Well, I hope you enjoy your move, Janet, and especially being closer to your parents. It will be much appreciated by them, I’m sure. I am attracted to the southwest as a retirement destination myself, but am thinking more of New Mexico. We’ll see though; my husband would stay in Virginia forever, I think. 🙂

      • I’ve heard Virginia is quite nice and has some good wine. 🙂 New Mexico interests me, too. We’ll have time to look around a bit once we’re out there. We have a daughter and s-i-l in southern California, so we’ll also be much closer to them and my brother and his family live in the same area as my parents.

      • I’ve lived in Virginia for most of my life, and yes, there are a lot of wineries here, though I’m not sold on the quality myself. 🙂 It sounds like a good move, and it will be fun to get to know a new area. Good luck with your move! 🙂

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