Thursday, February 24, 2011

weaving on one and start on another

I've finished warping and
started weaving the first
table runner

In the meantime,
my new printer
has broken down (tried everything)
and I decided to install my old printer.
Lucky the leads were long enough
and there was one power outlet left!
Here's the result:
Lots of papers which will be my new cartoon.
I use a poster program which prints the design life size on to however many A4 papers are needed, and then I cut (printed guide lines ) and sticky tape them all together. I usually use masking tape, as this lasts much better than the clear sticky tape. (Beware of the cheap version masking tape though, by the time you get back, all the tape will have started to peel off).
Back to tapestry weaving soon, unless the weather gets too hot again. The warp is ready and I have woven the starter strip. I'm one of those weavers who weave a base strip and a strip at the end of the tapestry to turn over and hem after weaving is finished.


David Agnew said...

I love that you give your secrets away as you tell us how you do what you do.

I have a friend who makes jewellery. I have spent a pleasant hour this morning as she explained all the new things she was doing.

I am convinced that creativity is a form of spirituality and I love to be shown and talked through the process.

I shall now be able to envisage another stage of your process.

Thank you for sharing it.

I hope you have a good week


Vera L Hazelgrove said...

Thank you David,
I like sharing, - initially I wanted to be a teacher and passed the entry exam, but students were accepted in alphabetical order. Since my maiden name started with a V I was told that I would have to wait one year. My mother vetoed that idea emphatically and I went into textile design instead. Not really believing that I had artistic ability at the time, - so it all turned out for the best :-)
It's one of the things I really like about the web, that people share their work and ideas.
You are very welcome!

Wishing you a good week too!

Vera & Karley

Anonymous said...

You've made a great start on the table runner.
:-) It's looking really great!
I hope the weather holds out for you and it won't get too hot for you to start weaving. *fingers crossed*
I hope all goes well putting the cartoon together. I'm very intrigued and looking forward to the next update.

All the best to you for happy weaving!

Vera L Hazelgrove said...

Thank you Tikarma,

By now I have nearly finished the first runner, 1.10m, but I will try and weave all the runners before taking them off the loom. I will change the weft in each so that they will all look different, - more from necessity because I am also using left overs for the weft. It will be good to make use of all the small amounts.
The weather forecast is good! but I am still tinkering with the design... we'll see! but warm thanks for your good wishes!

Wishing you happy drawing!

Mum & Karley xOOOx