Sunday, February 28, 2010
Well, "Milo's Duck" is off the loom, and just needs to be lined, packed and sent off to the Enchanted Pathways exhibit. It is 8 1/2" x 10", and the sett was 11 epi. I used mostly fine 2 ply wool, though I split a lot of it so I could color blend. It was high-contrast color blending that created most of the texture on the neck and head. Clicking on the image will give you a closer view, if you want to see it even larger than life-size.
I don't see this piece as being terribly 'artistic.' It was more of a technical challenge for me, which is often true of the smaller pieces I do. I wanted to try to weave water. I'm not sure that I feel this attempt was overly successful, in the water areas. But I did learn some things from it, which is, as Martha would say, a Good Thing.