SW is Sarah Wertzberger, TWM is The Weaving Mill. This project is an edition of two types of blankets, as well as a number of pillows made from the sample fabrics produced in the weaving process.
Sarah Wertzberger is an artist who works in ceramics, painting and textiles. Over the course of nine months, Sarah came to Chicago several times, first to develop samples on the handloom, then to work on the big loom. This project began with the premise that we would push into the limitations of the loom in whatever way these fabrics called for. Sarah’s process is about intuition, play and discovery. Our approach together in making these objects reflects that. The collaboration was about bringing something into being in a responsive and iterative way, something that all the participants were essential to and something that responded directly to the conditions in which it was made.