Thursday, November 14, 2013

The whole thing so far



It's a little wonky because of the way I moved the piece, but hopefully once it's off the loom (in another month? January 2014?) and blocked the straight lines will look straighter. I should have adjusted the piece before taking the picture, but was in a hurry because it was "time to go"...

Just a few more rows & I think this sampler will be finished. I want to finish weaving the egg (which was supposed to be a circle) and may attempt a smaller circle on the right side, and I think I know what I did wrong... I was being a bit of a smart-ass and thought I'd do 3 or 4 stitches at the bottom instead of the recommended 6... after it's done, I'll weave a few rows, do the header, the hem fold, a couple more rows & voila. I MAY try doing a few rows of weft interlock now that I have some clear instructions from Jan Austin's blog, I will give it a try! I did do a few weft interlocks and overall I find that slits work out pretty well fro me, but I'd like to use the weft interlock technique and get it down pat.

 It's almost 12" wide by 29" wide.. not counting the woven section below the soumak fold line.

Then I'll move the piece to the back and work on something else on the new front.

My next piece will be something I think I know what design I'm going to work from, but it's kind of random... I do have some things I want to try, but I don't have a "goal" or a theme that I'll want to keep coming back to like some people do. One thing I am fascinated by is how colors & shapes can interact in tapestry...

Got a question about blogger: is there a way to do thumbnails that will embiggen in a pop up or another tab?

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