Monday, February 15, 2010

kudzu grows slowly...


 A few more inches were woven today and it's about time to roll up onto the cloth beam.  I keep the tapestry level as low as possible so I won't have to be reaching up too high as I weave--much more comfortable on the neck and shoulders that way.



A detail shot, rotated into the direction the piece will be hanging.  So far I'm pretty happy with the intertwining I'm achieving with the vines but it's a constant challenge to get the shadow shapes and values to work effectively.  

The compu-dobby loom is grabbing a number of my daily studio hours.  I've just finished a sampling of about a 2+ yards and am about to tie on another warp of equal length for more sampling.  I'll post shots of what I'm working on later this week.  Fascinating loom!





2 comments:

Jennifer said...

I think you are doing a great job with the intertwining of the vines. I have to imagine that could get crazy after a while!

Tommye McClure Scanlin said...

Thanks, Jennifer... yes, that interplay back and forth (and that it's being woven sideways) certainly gives me challenges!