Saturday, August 19, 2017

Weavity-Weave



Taking a break.  It can get frustrating at times.  But it's moving along.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Fluffing Up



Fluffy is fluffing up.  Still needs shaping.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Fluffy



Working on "Fluffy."  Pretty good.  Ear will need work.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Rethinking the Cat Motif



Shaping the cat via the background.  Some elements (ears, legs) will be finer white yarn ~ perhaps cotilin.  The body can be angora.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Back At It



Back at it.  I expect I'll get a lot of weaving done while Bill is in Trinidad this week.



Adding the gold.

On the homefront, Bill missed his flight to Trinidad and is now rerouted thru New Jersey.  He'll be getting in a couple hours later.



Lunch break.


I like this cat better.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Robyn's Device ~ Cartoon & Pin Placement



Cartoon with arrangement of motifs.  Placement of pins.



Now warped and ready to weave.



Let the obsessive-compulsive weaving disorder begin.  ;-]

Darker than it looks in person.


Time to break for dinner.

Monday, August 7, 2017

True Color



Finally.  True color.  I remembered if you put a person in the picture, you can balance the color.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Better Lighting



Better lighting, but still not true color.  It's very hard to get blues and greens to both read true at the same time.  This comes pretty close.

I want to add my signature chop, possibly embroidered on the background cloth.  But nothing I have to rush in to.

I can move along not to my tapestry commission for Lee Wygand in the SCA.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Coming Together



Sewing tapestry onto background.  Color wildly off.  Background is actually light blue.  Strange lighting today.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Finally Back at It.



Tacked the tapestry to the stabilizer, cut it down, tucked and glued misc. ends.  Waiting for it to dry.  

Next, work on frame.  Cut foam core board to right size, add batting and background material.  Screw in eyelets and attach wire.  Frame.

Then tack tapestry to the front.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Tucking and Tacking



Tucking loose threads and beginning to tack the tapestry down to the stabilizing material.  Also reinforced the focal bead.

Each step at this point is like pulling teeth.  There's a decision point at every step.  No longer Zen.

Friday, June 30, 2017

It's a Frame Job



Tapestry is so heavy I decided to go with a frame.  This should work very nicely.  Need a background.  Something neutral?  Ivory to pick out the jellyfish?

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Moving Toward the Finishing Line


Time to wet and set the tapestry.  Maybe add a few more passes, but I don't think it needs much.



After it's w&s I'll attach a non-fusible stabilizer to the back.  I expect the blown glass bead to be pretty heavy.  Also I want to run another sturdy yarn or multiple yarns thru the bead and around to the back for extra strength.

Then it'll be time to figure out how I'll mount or hang it.



Wet and setting.  Looks like a night scene.  ;- ]


Drying, drying...

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Gold Thread?



I don't think I like the gold thread.  Probably take it out.  Might try another way to add it.



Ok, trying something else.  Better.



Much better.


Detail.



Small additions.  Filling in the corners.


Detail.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Woven & Tucked



Woven and tucked.  Still need to fill in here and there where it needs it.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

So Close



So close.  Need to tuck in the ends so I can see the whole thing.



Tucking, tucking.

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Giving some thought to the weight of the tapestry ~ specifically the glass bead.  It'll need supplementary support from the back.  Maybe even tack the whole tapestry to a backing (i.e., tack it in rows on the back).

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Getting There...



So close. Then I decide if I want to add any more beads (to the swish at the bottom).

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Messy Progress



Getting there.  8-]


Time to get ready for an early Father's Day dinner at Royal Tandoor.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Weaving Around the Bead


Too busy behind the bead.


Added a solid color to show off the jellyfish to good effect.


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Working on the Water





Weaving and unweaving and tucking away.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Weaving and Tucking



Weaving and tucking.  Time for a stretch break.

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Action shot.  For size comparison.  Taking a break today (or at least 'til the afternoon); lunch with Tina.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Weaving and Unweaving



The light turq yarn came yesterday.  Perfect.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Weaving and Tucking



Weaving and tucking.  I can see a few problem areas.  Time for a stretch and lunch break.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Painting with Thread



Not sure I like the sea foam and spray.  I'll think about that.

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It can get messy.  Taking a break.


One of Signy's less helpful days.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Starting to Weave




Signy was helping:



Time for a dinner break:


Saturday, June 3, 2017

Beads on Loom


Too many sea creature beads ~ needs thinning out.

That's better.  Also focal bead added.


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Adding more beads.