Friday, February 15, 2008
Friday, February 8, 2008
You really can't get much lower tech than tapestry weaving! A wooden stretcher, scissors, a few nails hammered into a piece of wood to put spools of thread on, a ruler and a water soluble pencil (for marking the warp). Oh another essential - nasty, pink 'flesh' coloured elastane support gloves. Not photogenic - you don't want to see those!
I have revamped my website - please have a look.
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Saturday, February 2, 2008
Here is 'spoon' in progress. I'm about half way there and am really enjoying this piece. We all watched a film last night and then I just slipped in another couple of hours of weaving before bed. Weaving till midnight on a Friday night - it must be going well!
Incidentally the brown strip at the bottom is the selvedge - it won't be visible.
Friday, February 1, 2008
My blog is a year old today, how about that?! It has been fun and I really appreciate the comments and feedback that people have given me. I'm also pleased and flattered to know that art students in Scotland and the States have been finding the links to textile artists and organisations a useful research tool.
Birthdays often involve presents don't they? If you would like the embroidered felt collage in the picture let me know via a comment or email. I'll put the names in a hat next week.
Have a good weekend!