Here's the beginning of the my last Tapestry assignment for the year ... a miniature tapestry. The bottom hem is a tricky technique Cathy (my lecturer at SW TAFE) gave me, which is apparently the same that the Australian Tapestry Workshop use - that line of light grey apparently gets pulled out later!
This is my first attempt at pictorial weaving ... after speaking to Cathy at Warrnambool, I decided to not worry about my lack of technical ability, and try to weave the design as best I can - whether it works out or not! She said that it's best to take risks rather than 'dumb down' a design to make it easier to weave. So what do you think this is? Well, hopefully you can tell it's going to be a skull - the teeth will be embroidered on afterwards! He's wearing headphones, part of which is being woven in silver thread - ghastly slippery stuff!
I also have one more drawing assignment for the year, as well as a couple more Research & Critical Analysis essays. Luckily we have a public holiday this coming Monday, so I'll bet able to get more done then.
I must say I feel much better about my tapestry work after visiting Cathy - it gave me an insight into what is expected in the course, and gave me encouragement about my own personal work.