Wednesday, October 20, 2010

challenges, - and time ...

The rocky part of the landscape is finished,
The sail and sky colours started, -

I have been spinning madly to get enough of the sea colour to weave with. I am getting near the horizon ...
In the meantime I am experimenting with blending silk for spinning to get my sky colour right. It is difficult to judge colours via the monitor, TreeTops Colour Harmonies have such beautiful colours but when the silk arrived it was about 4 shades darker than expected. It is difficult to photograph silk with all the lustre and reflections ... at least it is the right colour as such, and now I am blending. Hopefully it will work.

I hope you like the sea for now!


Krystyna said...

Just wonderful Vera. I truly admire your works... colour blending ... fantastic!

Rob Knits said...

The wave is beautifully done -- I admire how you use color AND texture there.

Vera L Hazelgrove said...

Hi Krystyna, and Rob Knits, thanks for your lovely comments! It's nice to get encouragement!!

Ixchel tapestry weaver said...

I also admire the fact that you are also spinning your yarns...the flow of the waves and the colour in the water are lovely...thank you for sharing!

Vera L Hazelgrove said...

Thank you for visiting and your nice comment! I learned to spin to have more weaving yarn and found it very interesting as one can manipulate which kind of yarn and texture one wants. Spinning silk is still relatively new to me, but I am enjoying it. I am glad you like my colours!
Happy weaving! Vera

David Agnew said...

This is beautiful.

Normally I have difficulty with the blue/red spectrum but I can see this blue


Anonymous said...

The tapestry is just coming along very beautifully!! I really like the wave and the I'm so impressed with how the boat has turned out! The rocks too. They've really come out a treat.
I'm really looking forward to being able to have a sneak peek at it on the weekend.

I wish you all the best of luck and good light as you finish off the sea and head towards the sky.
Happy Weaving!!


Vera L Hazelgrove said...

Thank you for having a look, David, that's a nice surprise! I am glad you can see the colour! I think the silk makes a difference on how the colour comes across.
All the best for your poems!

Thanks for taking the time, Tikarma, and leaving such a nice comment! I look forward to see you too!
(((herzlich))), mum