Monday, June 29, 2009


So the weaving has been a little slow this month due to a few issues with my loom, hopefully fixed now. In the mean time, I did a little bit of work on a research project I'm working on - looking at plant cellular structures with an eye to translating them into woven cloth.

Here's my little play with my microscope and camera :

Bok choy stem

Thai basil petal surface

Thai basil leaf surface (the stomata, or pore of the leaf - the pale spots, are something I was really hoping to see!)

Microscopic leaf I found in a drop of fish tank water

A detail (with some colour manipulation) of the same leaf


This is possibly one of the most stunning things I've ever seen. I have no idea what it is - some kind of single celled orb with spiky hairs? I have a video of it snaring a worm which I will try to post later.

The same orb, with a blue filter

A tiny piece of algae (I think!)

If anyone can help identify any of these, it would be much appreciated :)

So now I just have to get to work making some cloth!


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