Friday, 23 March 2012

Tim's Tapestry

 I have been doing Tim's tapestry at odd times and am up to here.

Getting there.  I have taken photos at various stages and put them into a slide show  for Tim and I tried to ulpoad them on here; however to no avail.  They uploaded but it looked like a puzzle to solve as they were not in order. So far I have spent nearly 70 hours on this tapestry which will measure 37 cm by 27 cm.

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Finished my first assignment.

Bobbins used for weaving the Picasso image

I have finally finished the first assignment which I found very challenging, but enjoyable.  I  also finished Miro and the sewing of the lines across the image took ages and was more difficult than I imagined. Here they are, hopefully.    As you can see I wove the Picasso separately because I thought the hatching would work better vertically.
I have managed to download both which is an improvement on my last attempt at adding photos. However I now need to work out how to make them level. I have done it but it was accidental

During the past week I have been to see a couple of exhibitions before they close. I went the Sensorial Loop at Storey Hall and after that I went to see the Analog Digital  at the First Site gallery downstairs at RMIT.
Both were worth the visit but the Analog... had more fashion than in other years.

Happy St. Patrick's Day.

Friday, 2 March 2012

Another tapestry done.

I don't know where the last 2 weeks have gone. I have managed to see a couple of exhibitions; Real Nowhere Land at Manningham Gallery and About Time at Bundoora. Both were worth the trip (both galleries are on the other side of town from where I live). We were early at the Manningham one and bided our time sitting in a shelter made from old slides painted pink which I loved. However as usual, we left the camera at home. At Bundoora, the homestead was worth a trip on its own, beautiful place. We had a meeting of our tapestry group at the Spinners and Weavers last Saturday and it was good to welcome 2 people from the SWTAFE course. Some people worked, mostly we chat and exchange information. I have managed to finished another of the exercises called Leti, a difficult piece to interpret.  I decided to put it 5/6 ft away from me as it is so complex and weave what I can see. Hope that works.

I wanted to put a  copy of the original beside my woven one and although I have downsized it to 1.23MB, it says it is too big.
C'est  la computer!!!!!!!!!!!!!