Monday, June 27, 2011

More from today...

Thanks to Kathy Spoering's comment to my earlier post--I'm now trying the BlogPress app in my iPad. So far, so good! Thanks again, Kathy!!

Here's the loom with the leashes installed:

Here are the small tapestries done so far. All have been done without cartoon attached, just looking as my sketch as I weave. Each are done with Spelsau as warp, sett at 8 epi. Weft is either 5 strands of Victorian tapestry wool, or one of Spelsau and three of the smaller Victorian wool. Each one has been washed and steam pressed using a slightly damp press cloth.

Today's drawing, done on a sheet I'd painted with Georgia red clay yesterday then made quick gestures of tree trunks. Today I continued the drawing with pastels-- it rained on the drawing as I was making it-- fine with me to let nature take over. Later I photographed it with the iPad and further manipulated the drawing with the SketchBook express app. Very interesting to go from natural materials into a digital way of working.

1 comment:

  1. I love it that you constructed a new loom....and you have all those really beautiful pieces already completed!!! Still waiting for the red door...........