Monday, May 21, 2007
Thanks for the look and comment. Yes, this is a different loom and yes, again, it's a Tissart. I've had the loom (gotten as a previously owned loom) since 1988. A few years ago I asked John Shannock if he could supply a steel top beam for the loom since the wooden one was beginning to warp (no pun intended!).
I've also disengaged the beater and c-clamped it at the highest position out of my way so I can build shapes. My pin cushion is on top of the left side c-clamp...above it is a snapshot of Archie Brennan I took when in the Penland concentration with him and Susan in 2001. So, I weave with Archie looking on everyday!
The cartoon is traced on Mylar and the original is placed beside for color reference. I don't follow the color exactly so don't have to be more precise than I use it. The Mylar is translucent and I got it from an art supply store in Atlanta. It doesn't tear as does tracing paper and yet is transparent enough to see the original through for the tracing.
Posted by Tommye McClure Scanlin at 11:06 PM