Thursday, August 26, 2010

Finally getting some weaving done

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.

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