Monday, July 30, 2012

The face is starting to emerge ...



The light wasn't absolutely perfect ... but you get the idea!  I've rotated the pic so you can see the way it's meant to be viewed, even though I'm weaving it on the side ;)

This tapestry is going surprisingly smoothly ... I'm literally taking it one warp at a time, trying to enjoy it rather than stressing over details. And I *am* enjoying it - seriously!! I'm going to try weaving this tapestry throughout the week, since my weekends are taken up with my other TAFE homework.

My next assignment due is regarding themes. We have to design 4 tapestries, and choose one from which to weave a sampler. I am going to stick to the goth theme, since these are designs I may want to weave in the future. I'm going to use a similar process to this tapestry - take some random photos and pixelate the faces and incorporate it into the design.

What are other Tapestry students/artists working on at the moment?

8 comments:

  1. This is amazing! Tapestry fascinates me! I don't get how you work out how much thread to put where. I can't even do pattern shapes in knitting. It's cool that you are allowed to do something that is true to who you are.

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    1. Thanks Laura - to be honest, sometimes I can't work out how much thread goes where either, haaha!! Tapestry weaving is a lot more difficult than needlepoint - but I'm hoping to get to the stage where they are both as fun as each other ;)

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  2. wow, so how long does this stuff usually take?

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    1. Ha, good question! It's pretty time consuming, though I find it quicker than cross stitch ;)

      Obviously experienced tapestry weavers are a lot quicker, but it still takes many months of full-time weaving to complete a large tapestry.

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  3. I can't even imagine trying to work on something sideways - pretty sure my brain would implode. It's an amazing piece!!

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    1. Thank you!!
      I would definitely prefer to weave the right way up ... but it's all conditional on the size of the loom, and whether there's too many vertical lines (horizontal lines are much easier to weave!).

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  4. Amazing progress I love it! It's a clever trick to weave it from the sideway, you get less vertical lines to work with I believe.

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, even though the sampler was woven the other way, I think it's working better woven on the side ;)

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