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.


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!

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.

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!


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!