Thursday, January 15, 2009

An Apple....

I have the apple woven (sans stem), and should even everything up with it by the end of my work time today. I thought I'd post this image, though, so you can see that I don't weave straight across, but shape weave, then weave the negative space around the shape. Of course, technically, in tapestry weaving there is no 'negative space,' as everything has to be woven. As the pear is also a diminishing shape (sides slanting inward, so needing to be woven before surrounding areas are woven), I will probably weave an inch or so of it next, then will catch up the spaces around both fruit images before topping off the pear. And all that probably only makes sense if you have woven this way before....

For those who find it pure gibberish, I will post a picture of Mount Garfield, which is a huge formation at the east end of the valley. I think it looks beautiful with a frosting of snow on it!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thursday 1/15/09 1:37pm
...am drinking up this whole procedure and especially like the shading values of the piece...from Janet way over East

Miss 376 said...

It answered an unasked question I had from watching your early progress. I love the shading on the fruit

urban_girl said...

So for most weaving do you have slits peppered all over the place? I seem to be heading that way.

I have flung myself into weaving head first and since I'm self-taught I convince myself that I am doing something wrong. Having said that, I am continuing in faith and believing it will all work out in the end.

Tamara
Ottawa, ON

K Spoering said...

Yes, Tamara, I do have slits. If they are large (longer than an inch or so) I sew them together as I go, with a blind stitch up the warps (but not sewing into warp thread). If they are smaller than 1/4 inch, they don't need to be sewn together, but larger than that, they usually do. I prefer the clean edge slits give, as opposed to the rougher edge joining the wefts gives.