About Constance Collins
It is important that I honor the tradition of weaving by focusing on the pattern. I spend much time and effort designing color placements that accentuate the pattern and never obscure it. Taking a traditional linear weave draft and modifying it to create a pattern with curves, ovals or diamond shapes is another design challenge I love. My inspiration comes from architecture, nature and menswear. Weaving speaks to my soul and allows me the freedom to create as I see my world. My fabrics are handwoven from sustainable eco-friendly alpaca, bamboo and silk. I strive for a zero-waste environment and upcycle my swatches and samples, repurposing them to create my artwork. I also hand make paper from remnant warp yarns, further reducing my waste.