Wednesday, 30 April 2014

It is ages since I posted a blog; life sometimes intrudes.  The course I was  been doing at Warnambool have cut out years 5 and 6 about which I was very disappointed. I thought they were the "cream on the cake" years where you got to develop a series of tapestries and when I expressed my thoughts, I was offerered some of the subjects - Yr. 5 and 6 tapestry and design which I was very happy about.  I decided to develop the Christmas Table Cloth idea to do a series of 4, 20 cm X 20 cm tapestries based on smaller 10 cm X 10 cm tapestries using the same technique and idea I used for the one posted earlier this year; and in 2nd semester do 2 larger ones. I  have woven 3 small tapestries and have started to weave the second of the larger tapestries.  Here is the process I have gone through.

The small 10 X 10 cm tapestry

The final design.

The colour is different because it has been printed.

Work in progress.


Mary said...

The design process looks difficult. Did you do it in Photoshop or something similar? How did you know when to stop?? (I always have trouble with that when playing with photo programs.) I much prefer the actual weaving to the design, it seems much more subtle and touchy-feely.

Glennis said...

Hi Mary. I used the distort effect in Photoshop to play around with the image then I use collage for added effect. It is dificult to know when to stop. I am happy with the tapestry so far.