This is another fiber piece using the Pre-Columbian wrapped embroidery technique I discovered last year (https://methodtwomadness.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/inspiration-pre-columbian-textiles/). While the first used a grid-based design, it was more directly influenced by the Peruvian textiles I had been looking at, although the interest of Anni Albers in Peruvian weaving techniques was what led me to look more closely at how they were constructed in the first place.
So back to the Bauhaus. This design more directly reflects the use of color and grids in Bauhaus design. Of course Anni Albers and all the Bauhaus weavers, and Josef Albers and in particular the stained glass he did while at the Bauhaus, connect to this embroidery. But the bigger influence in this case is the work of Paul Klee, especially Klee’s experiments with color value in grids.
Once again, I also like the back of my embroidery, and would love to have the space to suspend it from the ceiling so both sides would be visible at the same time. I like the texture that appears on the back of the wrapping, and may try something where I leave the embroidery floss ends on the front and use the “back” as the unembellished side.
Local weaver Matthew Yanchuk (https://www.etsy.com/shop/Jackpie) wove the base for me, as he did for the first embroidery, this time doing a black and white check to give even more dimension to the color changes. He is currently making me two more black and white weavings so I can try out some more ideas using this interesting embroidery technique.