Sunday, December 7, 2008

demonstration days turned into good studio time






Visitors at the Folk Art Center during the days I was there were few and far between. Thursday had a bit more traffic but Friday was quite slow. I did get to talk to a few folks and show them my take on tapestry weaving. But because of fewer people stopping by, I was able to spend quite a few hours weaving. So I'm several more inches into this small tapestry of hickory and oak leaves.

I've now gotten the loom set back up here in the studio and I'm weaving today. I've changed the background quite a bit from the maquette and I'm about to make another shift in value of the background color. At least I'll try it and see how it works out. I won't make a hard shift, as in the other three transitions but will change one of the values in the dark green to a lighter one. Since I'm using six strands as one, the blending can be a bit more gentle.

1 comment:

J. Austin - said...

I can't believe how fast you have woven this tapestry, and it's really lovely too.

Your demo setup looks great! Just like a little tapestry studio.

I love to demonstrate, and you win either way, because as you noted, if you don't have an audience then you get to weave a lot!