Marjorie Welish

'The shuttle of discourse': Chris Tysh on Marjorie Welish's 'Begetting Textile' poems

...and a look at works by Jon Cotner & Andy Fitch, Gustaf Sobin, and María Sabina

In weaving—from basic hand weaving to mechanized looms—the direction is back and forth, left to right and right to left and again. Other actions take place between these movements: a stick lifts one set of threads up and down to create a shed through which the shuttle moves across. Heddles—through which various warp fibers are threaded in order to create patterns—lift and fall in various sequences.

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