Friday, February 28, 2014

new pics ... and it's study time again!

Still going with weaving, taking photos, promoting ... ;)  The other day it was a bit cooler, but still pretty sunny - I can't wait to those overcast days - much better for taking photos!  I'm slowly uploading to my ETSY and STORENVY shops.

I've just received my textbooks for my last year of Tapestry study - and this year is going to be a LOT more interesting than last year (except for the OH&S subject, that is!).  My other two subjects are Printmaking and Presenting A Body Of Creative Work (organising a virtual exhibition).  I'm especially looking forward to the latter, as it means I can produce some more work for my Goth Deathrock art series - I can't wait to warp up my loom again!

Monday, February 24, 2014

table loom fix!

I'm not sure if it's just me, but I snapped the rubber cord that tensions the beater on my table loom ... I googled and googled, but couldn't find anyone else who has done this (maybe I'm an over-enthusiastic beater, or just the only one who thinks about blogging about these things?).

Anyway, I tried a specialist rubber shop, but couldn't find anything close.  So today I visited Bunnings (huge hardware store), and asked if there was something close that I could use - the guy came up with this, which is kind of like bungee cord:

Voila, worked perfectly!  And black is always better anyway ;)

Righto - off to warp up!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

hello cooler days!!

FINALLY the heatwave has broken (for the moment) - we've had some lovely weather over the last week or so (today is 24C/75F) - much better than the 45C/113F we've been suffering through ;)

So I thought I'd convince Anita to come down to the local beach for some pics - would you believe I actually modelled for one????  My hair is much better for product shots now (too many colours detracted from the scarves), so I chose one that matched my hair ;)

But Anita is still my 'official' model (I'm just moonlighting!) - she has the model figure ;)

Don't you just *love* this colour? 

My other 'official' model Tamara has moved back to the UK for a little while ... but she sent me pics of herself wearing her dark grey Geometric scarf in Dublin:

She'll be taking more pics very soon ... so stay tuned ;)