OK, since I've been trying to incorporate the 'Goth Subculture' theme in as many TAFE Tapestry assignments as I can, I've included it in the 'working with themes' subject - easy!
What's not so easy is the fact that I've been so busy making up cross stitch kits to sell, that I haven't been spending as much time doing my homework as I should have ... this one is due to be posted by this Friday - eeeeek!!!
So of course, Michelle chooses to warp up her small loom in a fine warp sett - 12 epi! Gawd, I'm such an idiot!! But I really enjoy working at a finer sett, even though it will take me twice as long ;)
Anyway, here are some progress shots through the day ...
And after last night's effort (show the 'right' way up):
Bear in mind I have not been sewing the slits as I'm weaving, so there are a lot of gaps ... there are also a few adjustments I will be making after it comes off the loom.
But so far, so good! It's looking a bit too 'pop art' for my liking, but I will try to rectify that with a bit of over-embroidery afterwards ;) I want it to have that same 'raw' look that my first goth sampler had - I don't want it to look cartoonish.
Technically speaking, I have used one strand of linen and one strand of ATW yarn for the purple background (hair) - I am so in love with this linen, it's AWESOME! I will definitely be ordering as much as I can afford, since it gives such a gorgeous finish when mixed with wool. The darker lines in the hair are one strand of purple linen and one strand of black 2 ply wool. A very nice mix. I really wish I had some white linen, because that would have worked beautifully on the face.