Sunday, February 17, 2013

Rainbow Sky Mini-Tapestry

Teaching my pin-woven mini-tapestry class at the upcoming fiber frolic, and the theme is color.  So I'm revamping my blue sky mini-tapestry:

To add a rainbow:

Same buttons and beads and textured fibers, with the addition of a swath of added color.  I'll have to make sure I have primary colors, or at least rainbow-y colors.  I may work up a sample and begin weaving the rainbow section on it.

I have an idea to add white to the section that passes over the cloud so it can look transparent, or at least pastel.


Ok, here's the upgraded cartoon:

Printed cartoon is a tad sharper (this is a screen capture).  Smallered up the stars and moon 'cuz the button and beads are about that size.  Cartoon is only meant to be a guide anyway.


Check out the link below for detailed images of the weaving process in this previous blog post:
Blue Sky - Mini Tapestry


Foam core board - 20" x 30"

4 looms per board (8 pieces, doubled) - 7.5" x 10"

Cartoon:  5" x 4 1/4"


Winding yarn bobbins.  Looks like I've hit all the color groups.

Already have these supplies:

graph paper
tapestry needles
long pins

Still have to cut down the foam core boards and make up the looms.  And gather up my sample pieces.


Alas, I had to cancel.  Maybe next time.  I'm certainly well-prepared (one might say over-prepared).  ;- j

I think I'll see about having a fiber bee at Schuyler House some weekend and teach it there if anyone's interested.  Therese, Steph & Jan might all be interested in playing.