For the first weaving, I found 2 different pictures of actress Lena Dunham. One was a bit smaller that the other and was on a different type of paper. I cut the face of the larger photo vertically creating the warp, then the smaller photograph horizontally for the weft. I then did a tabby weave of the two images. Because the papers were of different thicknesses, the weaving was uneven and I have weird bumps. It's also really hard to look at!
For the next one, I took two images that both related to the declining numbers of lions in the wild. Again, I cut a portion of the larger picture vertically to create the warp. I cut the picture of the lion horizontally to create the weft. I cut the weft one strand at a time to make sure I was weaving them in the correct order.
For the third weaving, I found 2 images that contrasted each other in color and context. The panda representing China's nature elements and the city representing China's industrial elements. I decided to use warp lines that had an alternative shape to them. The warp followed the shape of the panda's body. The city was cut vertically. I solved the long, open slit problem by cutting an opening for the weft only where it was actually needed.