Sunday, February 15, 2009

next tapestry begins



A new tapestry is now underway on my larger Hagen loom. I started it last week so I'd have a weaving on the loom to take to the Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild Open House. The cartoon is based on one of the drawings I did while at Hambidge Center in October--this one of an oak leaf.



I scanned the drawing, opened it in Photoshop and began to manipulate with filters. I don't use a methodical approach to that... just play around with various filters until I like what I see. So, here's what I decided upon for the basis of the tapestry design.



I'll be busy this week working on the move back into our house. A trip to Asheville for a SHCG board meeting is also coming up for me in mid-week, then I'll be teaching the first of a 3-part tapestry workshop sponsored by Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild on Saturday. Oh, and in the meantime I'll also have my NGCSU class to meet--we're talking about weave drafting and doing a twills sampler there.

I'm looking forward to getting further on in this new tapestry, though. Yet, the tapestry diary continues to grow an inch or so at a time.

6 comments:

KaiteM. said...

i'm looking forward to seeing how it progresses. The 'altered drawing' looks very interesting. K.

T Scanlin said...

Thanks for dropping in. I just visited the Exquisite Corpse at your blog and have linked on mine. Beautiful things!
T

Jennifer said...

This drawing was one of my favorites from you time at Hambridge! I'm so glad you chose to invest in it!

T Scanlin said...

Thanks, Jennifer! This will be the second tapestry done from those Hambidge days of the early fall. Lots more to come, I hope.
T

Sojourner Design said...

I like what you did with Photo Shop and am really looking forward to seeing how this piece progresses.

I'm delighted to see that you have a Hagen loom. I bought one used and haven't taken the time to set it up because I have so many other things I'm exploring at present. But it's nice to know who I can turn to if I have a question!

Dianecc

T Scanlin said...

Yes, I love the Hagen loom... I have two. I've modified both to use leashes rather than the shedding device that comes with it. Maybe I'll do a posting about that at some point. But feel free to contact me with questions about it!
T