Friday, November 6, 2009

Fiddley bits...

Yesterday I wove a hard-to-decipher area of fiddley bits of weaving.

Today, I have another area that looks much the same. BUT... after these fiddley areas comes about 2 1/2 inches of pretty clear, much simpler weaving, and then this tapestry will be woven! If I don't get the flu and the dog behaves, I may be cutting it off next week. Finally.

Tomorrow I work at the gallery all day. I'm taking a bit of painting to do, but mostly I plan to knit in the quiet times. I hope to finish the Project Linus blanket while there.

It's a shame I can't take the loom to the gallery with me... perhaps I would get the tapestry woven with a no-dog day stretched out before me. But my 6-foot Shannock won't fit into any of my tote bags.

4 comments:

Jennifer said...

All I can say is WOW!

Tommye McClure Scanlin said...

Fiddley bits look great! I'm eager to see it in the whole. Isn't it fascinating to see both woven area and yet-to-come of cartoon behind. Still so amazing to me how the fact of the tapestry develops into its own entity as it grows.
Tommye

Anonymous said...

I've just found your blog, and have really enjoyed reading. I'm curious about the wide stitched line across this tree tapestry. Is it a marker of some kind?

K Spoering said...

The stitched line is a basting thread, which 'sews' the cartoon to the back of the tapestry, so I can look through the warp and weave from it. I move it up every inch or two as the tapestry progresses.

Yes, Tommye, I have come to 'see' a design as a tapestry, as I'm sure you have too, but it really is a completely different thing than the original photo or even the maquette! A lovely difference, which keeps us at it, I guess.