Monday, 24 September 2012

On third of the way - nearly.






I am about one third of the way to completing my large tapestry.  I am enjoying weaving it but it involves many bobbin changes to get the mottled look of the earth up north.  I am pleased with my "barra"; Tim and I spent lots of hours sitting beside the Ord River at Ivanhoe Crossing trying to catch a barramundi.  My job was to catch live bait which was quite a task as I am not a fisherman.  However I caught enough small fish, including a small barra about 20 cm which was thrown back. We went fishing in the afternoon to be there as the moon rose.  It is quite a spectacular and historical place and despite catching plenty of live bait, we didn't catch a barra. Each of the shapes tells a story of part of our trip and the shapes are based on escarpment shapes.  The Green shape is about the bombing of Darwin and the orange shape is about a visit to a zebra rock mine owned by friends of Tim that they are developing into a caravan and camping site. I am experimenting with the  outlining the red marks in the rocks, but this isn't working.


8 comments:

Michelle said...

Looks gorgeous Glennis! What are the dimensions of your finished design?

Glennis said...

My finished design is 66cm by 55 cm and I have about 18 cm.

Mary said...

I love the colours around the fish. And the work is looking great. I am interested to see your cartoon, did you photocopy your design and increase the size? Or is it from a same sized drawing?
When is it due? You seem well on the way with the colours - they look like they will continue across the work.

Glennis said...

Hi Mary
My original drawing is A4 which I photocopied to get the large size in colour. It's amazing what photocopying does to colours. I went to the shop around the corner to get the black and white cartoon to the correct size. It is due late November.

patscholz said...

Glennis , it is looking terrific. I love the contrast of the earthy tones and the blue in the sky. Good luck as oyu continue with it.

Glennis said...

What a lovely suprise to hear from you. Thanks for your comment. The earthy tones took quite a while to work out.

pattapistry said...

I enjoy reading what other weavers are up to.I've become a follower now and have written comments before but not successfully it would seem. Cheers
Pat

Glennis said...

Welcome aboard Pat; I too enjoy seeing what others are up to and I occasionally look at your blog, when homework allows me to do other things.