Friday, April 24, 2015
No tapestry photos this time but I will catch up next time. I had the thought for a long time to weave "something ancient egyptian" but had not found the picture which inspired me to actually go ahead. Now I found it - a scene where pharao Seti I is welcomed to the after life by Hathor. I have been working at it for a while, experimenting with colours, shades and yarns. I have found that the simpler and clearer an image is, the harder it is to get it right :-) I was nearly about to give up on it, but I am feeling now that I am on the right track and getting ahead easier. It's very intense - I am weaving the background with hand spun (by me) silk which is variegated - I don't want to produce the type of souvenir bright colour "egyptian" but rather also show the age of the art work. I have done more un-weaving than weaving - this is unknown territoy for me - but maybe this is the challenge I need to go on to other things after this.
There is just enough warp left on the loom for this piece - I am "pushing it" it's just enough and hope the loom tension will stay with me :-) and after that I will set the loom up for the next 3 to 4 tapestries. Hence I am a little irked at going so slow - but remind myself that one has to be able to walk before one can run...
I also finished another pair of socks for this winter
and a pair for
my next door neighbour.
Handspun Merino wool
with kid mohair, hand dyed and knit all by me.
They are really lovely warm and comfy.
this one with SariSilk
the one below with bulky acrylic wool.
Both on a warp with cotton, hand spun wool and
Weaving one more with the same warp with italian Mohair yarn and hand spun silk
at my Etsy shop etsy.com/shop/VermiroSpinWeave
It is cold and very rainy here, I hope it will stop for the ANZAC celebrations.....
Until next week best wishes for your projects!