Monday, September 16, 2013

A 'work in progress' back in work.

I had to actually go away for the weekend to see if I could get back into my tapestry.  I decided that I would have nothing else to do and would get right into it. I had planned to spend quite a few hours on it.
However ...
There were lots of twigs and bark lying around and it is that little window we get, between the wet weather and the summer.  We were allowed to burn off on Saturday, so we spent the day collecting the fire fuel and burning it off.  No tapestry weaving done then.  Too tired later.

Sunday, another beautiful day.  Time to take the dog for a walk.  Lots of photos of huge trees, towering tree ferns and various mosses and fungi.




As we walked along, we saw so much bark hanging from the trees - no wonder the fires run straight to the tops. Definitely not the place to be when bushfires are around.
On our return, it was time for lunch.  Then visit with the neighbours.

Then ... set up the loom.  Aha, it would have been good if I had kept good samples of how I mixed the colours when I was working out what to do on the tapestry.  I did keep a few but was making it up as I went along - so more time spent not weaving as I had to go through my cones of wool and try to match them to the back bits.  Lesson probably not learnt, I am not good at that sort of record keeping.

I eventually got started and remembered why I had stopped - it is a tricky bit getting the proportions right, especially as I am just using a roughly drawn outline from two photos.
But I have started again, now all I have to do is set it up again at home. If you look closely, you will see that there is another VERY tricky part to do on the side - I have been putting that off.  Hopefully it won't take me another couple of months to get going again.

6 comments:

Stuart Cardell said...

Wow, stunning photos!

Stuart Cardell said...

Wonderful pictures!

Mary said...

Thanks Stuart, it is easy to take lovely photos in such a lovely place.

parlance said...

Love the photo of the fire.

Glennis said...

Your house is looking really good Mary. Warburton looks lovely at this time of year.

Mary said...

Thanks Glennis,
I have come to a part this will need some advice so will take it to a workshop I am attending on Sunday. I am very glad I wasn't at Warburton yesterday with all that wind!