Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Gold Weavzzz

OK, so I have Pavement's 'Gold Soundz' in my head ... probably because I'm seeing them Sunday night - woo hooooo!! One of the only non-Goth bands I listen to :)

Last night I cut my dodgy sampler off the frame - thanks (especially Kaite!) for the feedback - yep, I did have trouble following textbook instructions, especially when warping instructions were different in every book I looked at, and internet information on tapestry weaving is hard to come by. Oh well, I'm learning so much along the way!

No photo at the moment, as I'm sitting here at my work computer, but I'm in the process of darning in the ends and sewing the slits. Because my tapestry is so chunky, I'm going to have to darn in ALL the ends, not just the ones on the edges. But since I don't have to send in my first assignment until next week, I'll have time to do another (tiny) sampler, just to show I have learnt from my mistakes ... and believe me, there were quite a few! :P

3 comments:

  1. Hmmm, that's a pity about all the different warping up instructions. Sounds like you might need a bit of one-on-one to kick start you. Can you get along to their mid Winter workshops, that's if they still have them? There's a lot to learn in the first couple of tapestries but like bike riding it suddenly kicks home and then you're OK. Kaite

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  2. Yeah, there was a workshop at the beginning of the year, but we had only a few weeks' notice, so I was unable to attend.

    I'm joining the Handspinners & Weavers Guild of SA, so will meet some experienced weavers there :)

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  3. OK, good, i hope someone can show you some pointers. What books do you have? I suppose you have the college's notes on tapestry?

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