Sunday, April 5, 2015

working + weaving

Yes, I have finally secured a more permanent job - starting 27 April (due to security clearances), I'll be starting at ASIC (Australian Securities & Investments Commission) - yes, that's federal government.  Never would have imagined I'd end up there, but hey!  It's all an experience ;)  I've had quite a bit of experience with ASIC regulations at my last job, so I assume that's why I was successful ;)  I will be working in the temporary job for at least the next week, but hopefully they need me for the 2 weeks in between, depending on how busy they still are!

I have also been doing lots of weaving - of course!  Here's the current warp on my table loom:


And on Betty there is a cotton warp - first pics are of the warp on the warping board (second one taken by Anita):



And here it is in progress on the loom:


One will be for me, one for Anita's mum Brigitte, and the third will go in the shop ;)

Here's Frankie sitting on a piece of paper that just came off the warp:


I've also been clearing and sorting - I bought a lovely large Ikea unit for the books and LPs, and the existing unit went into Anita's study:


Next on my agenda is finishing this small tapestry of Frankie - here she is sitting in front of it, and not looking particularly impressed!


OK, back to it!!


6 comments:

  1. It completely boggles my mind how you can get a tapestry to look so much like your beautiful model! LOL

    Congrats on the new job, Michelle. :)

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    1. Thanks Lynne!! And Frankie says thanks, but she already knows she's beautiful, haaha!! :)

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  2. Congratulations on the job!

    Your Frankie tapestry is looking wonderful! It is good she doesn't try and destroy all your weaving!

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    1. Thanks Laura! We're pretty lucky with our kitties - they're naughty with other things, but they're pretty good with my wool!! :)

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  3. awesome, a lot of people would not even be able to draw this good and you take it to the weaving level XD

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    1. I like 'drawing' in wool! I'm not all that good at drawing on paper ;)

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