Windwoven began with an idea to simulate smoke and the winding paths it follows. The smoke coalesced into strands of fiber and colorful yarn. Then it swirled into strange and organic forms.
If you look close, they are all fuzzy and soft and begging to be touched.
As this project developed I researched fiber arts, an artistic tradition with a rich history. I spoke with artists and friends who knit, weave, felt wool, and raise Alpacas and sheep.
Windwoven doesn't try to simulate actual weaving, but the project is grounded in the fiber arts world. Many palettes are drawn from yarn and wool roving colors, and even from the shades of Alpaca fur. The color blending mimics the dynamic colors that can be achieved when carding dyed wool.
Of course, most of these works could only be made with code, pushing fiber-like artwork into new realms.
(The following images are test outputs created while developing the project. The actual artworks will be generated when minted by their new owners.)