Friday, April 29, 2011

New Kit - Aries Astrology Bookmark



Quick lunchtime update ... I've just finished the Aries bookmark - 5 zodiac signs down, 7 to go! Head over here for all the Astrology Bookmark kits :)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Done!


Excuse the dodgy pic .... but it's DONE! On the right is the printed image I was working from - though the colours are a lot duller, the tapestry itself seems to be far more vibrant - see below:

Anyway, it has been posted ... now onto the second 'Research & Critical Analysis' assignment, which is on the Middle Ages and William Morris (the latter is my forte!).

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Nearly there!

Can you see the line at the top? Yes, I'm nearly there with my Tapestry assignment! It was a 20cm x 20cm replica of a portion of a tapestry from history - I chose 'The Boar And The Bear Hunt' from Southern Netherlands in the early 15th century.

It's done in 16 epi with 12/9 cotton warp, and 2 strands of Australian Tapestry Workshop yarn. Yeah, I know that's a very tight epi for the warp size ... but I didn't have enough time to order anything smaller.

Although not perfect, my weaving is a lot neater than last year - so I *have* learnt something, heh heh! The sides aren't pulling in as much as they were - though I've just noticed from this photo that the top right is, so I'll unpull that tonight and do it again :P

In case you're wondering, I will post a picture of the original next to my copy when I'm finished :)

Friday, April 1, 2011

Pirate Love

I recently commissioned the gorgeous Zoe from ericsaysivy to make a necklace for Anita for her birthday in February - which she's wearing in the above pic. She's had many compliments ... even from Brandon Mably! (see previous blog entry here).