Artist Gives Weaving a Modern Twist

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This cool vessel by artist Elizabeth Lundberg Morisette is made out of woven thread and discarded zippers.
You can see this work and other examples of Morisettes weaving at The Dairy Barn Arts Center in Ohio.
This cool vessel by artist Elizabeth Lundberg Morisette is made out of woven thread and discarded zippers.

This cool 'vessel' by artist Elizabeth Lundberg Morisette is made out of woven thread and discarded zippers.

Photo: Courtesy of Elizabeth Lundberg Morisette

It was during her graphic arts studies that Elizabeth Lundberg Morisette discovered her passion for weaving and once she dove in she never looked back.  Morisette's work often takes mundane or ordinary objects, and by incorporating them via traditional crafting techniques, creates sublime work that shows off the base material and the form in a new exciting light.  Morisette weaves with old fashioned hair curlers, discarded toys, poker chips, zippers, really just about anything. Her work challenges conventional notions about what materials might make for a suitable weave.  You can go and see for yourself, through Sept 1 The Dairy Barn Arts Center in Ohio will feature Morisette's work along with 42 other artists in a show called Beyond Basketry.  I have to admit, when I saw this work I immediately started thinking...tote bag?

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