No glass technique boggles the mind more than Weaving. Because the technique is so closely associated with basket weaving with soft reeds, the idea that glass can be made to bend in so many repetitive curves and then interlaced with each other defies one’s expectations of how fragile glass can be when bent in any way.
Weaving with glass incorporates many of the process of traditional weaving techniques where the artist pays careful attention to the ‘warp’ and ‘weft’ as the glass is cut and laid out. Weft threads are laced over and under and run horizontally to the warp threads. The key to doing this in glass is utilizing special molds designed to create those weft pieces and requires long holding times in the kiln to produce the right amount of draping so the resulting glass weave is tight and produces the desired look.