Friday, July 8, 2016

Flow

The work has been flowing along nicely the last couple of weeks at the speed of tapestry. I love the feeling of being completely engaged and just flowing along as the work progresses. This has come slowly and followed by  the "penaloping"  (reverse weaving) of a weeks worth of work on the Paintbox tapestry, but it has come. There have been a lot of nights in the studio lately and this picture was from the Summer Solstice, June 23. 



I took some photos of the amazing moon that night and observed it rising in the sky.

Then I wove it the same evening in 2016 Time and Tide.

That prompted me to consider weaving a moon tapestry.  Since I need a sketch to take with me to the workshop with Aino Kajaneimi I will be taking in August at the ATA retreat I decided to work on it.  I also have an older collage called Big Moon that I used as inspiration.

So the Big Moon sketch came together pretty easily. I think it will be fun to weave but I am not quite sure about the placement of that moon. I may have to work on it a bit more.


Here is an overall shot of 2016 Time and Tide as of yesterday.


This one is more of a detail view of the beginning of July and the entry for Independence Day.

Mack and I decided to do a little experiment and film a very short video of me weaving the Paintbox tapestry on the Fireside loom. The first one is so short if you blink you might miss it. We did a couple more that are a little over a minute. It has been a learning process! I really have no idea if this is actually going to work so we will see.







One more time.




Just in case none of these videos actually work here is a photo of the paintbox tapestry as of this morning July 8th.



It is coming along, the weaving waters are flowing, happy weaving to all!

13 comments:

  1. Your paintbox tapestry looks fantastic! Thank you for the videos.

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  2. Thanks Nancy! It is good to know that you can see them.

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  3. I enjoyed your You Tubes very much. What loom do you have? What epi and what yarn ply, type? Thank you.....

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    1. Thanks Janie! The loom in the videos is a Fireside Fiberarts Cantilever tapestry loom. The Paintbox tapestry has an epi of 10. There are a big variety of yarns including Ymmyarns, hand dyed silk, and linen used in the weft. I also have a LeClerc Gobelin loom that I weave the daily tapestries on and a whole collection of Mirrix and Copper Pipe frame looms,
      Loom poor you might say :-)

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  4. Thanks Janette! Your blog is very inspiring! Now I just have to get done with what I have going on one of my three Mirrix and start something refreshing with new ideas that you have helped me with.....Always interested in knowing more about the larger floor looms, haven't committed to one of those yet, and also thank you for the info on your dent and yarn, just about the same as I am doing...it is always hard to tell by photos and the you tube, it looked smaller than 10 to me. Have a great day....

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    1. Thanks Janie. The Fireside is a wonderful loom but so are the Mirrix! I have just developed an interest in weaving some larger tapestries lately. Glad to help.

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  5. Hi, I tune in when you have a note on the Tapestry blog so I swing over to yours. I must subscribe. But I couldn't see the videos. Love the Paint Box tapestry though. Thanks for everything.

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  6. Well, as I finished the previous note and scrolled back up, golly gee, there were the videos. I am assuming you like the bobbins? Would they work for say a 10 warp on a Mirrix? Or are butterflies ok. Thanks.

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    1. Great Helz, I am glad you could view the video. I use the bobbins on a Mirrix too and sometimes I use Mini bobs with the Mirrix which are just a smaller version. I have also used butterflies.

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  8. LOVE your diary piece in the ATA Biennial. You are inspiring me to try a daily project! Kate

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