I am pleased to say that I have finally started weaving my large tapestry on campus. It is not far along but at least I have started.
I find that I get into a sort of zone when I weave, time just rushes by and I get lost in the decisions about colour, accuracy of the line, etc.
Today I started to have fun with texture. I am using a combination of techniques and novelty yarns to produce my texture. It is so much fun to try different yarns and see what I can do with them. Sometimes I pull them out because they don't do what I wanted but usually they do an approximation of what I was hoping for. It is exciting to have a general idea of what you want and just try out different ideas and not worry too much about being exactly true to the original picture - or the cartoon. I think this free sort of weaving is my thing! Interpreting the original design or picture, that's what I call it.
I love other people's works that are beautifully flat and wonderful representations of pictures and paintings but I don't want to do that yet - maybe when I am a more confident and proficient weaver. Maybe not though, it may just be that I love texture. Anyway, it is good that it was fun today - I have plenty more to do on this piece and it is much easier if I am enjoying it.