Sunday, March 30, 2014

Cupcake Shapes

When I began to weave I was sure samples were a waste of time.

Now I relish them - why rush? There's so much information in that tiny piece of cloth.


I designed a class I call "Cupcake Shapes" and  needed a set of samples to show students the possibilities of shape building in tapestry weaving. My idea was to create a series of still lifes with desserts as the focus.

Why should Wayne Thiebaud have all the fun?

Cookies

I wanted to design samples simple enough for a beginner to weave but challenging enough for a more advanced weaver to be engaged.

Oreo Cookie Pie
Bon Appetit!
Best of all, these are calorie free...

Cupcake Shapes

8 comments:

  1. Check out Duane Keiser and others who h
    ave done daily paintings of food, like pbj sandwiches... hmmm since I need practice with triangles........

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    1. I will Jessica, I know there is a daily painting thing, but hadn't explored the food genre. I can see you are one who cuts your sandwiches in triangles....there are different factions you know.

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  2. These are great, I never do samples though I do weave small pieces which I suppose in a way are samples as if I like them I tend to make larger versions.

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    1. Yes Debbie, where does the sample end and the finished piece start....hmmmm. Time to check with my friend Kathe Todd Hooker!

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  3. Yummmm! I love these, Ruth! Brilliant!!

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    1. Thanks Tommye, why not have some fun.......

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  4. These are great!!! Thanks for sharing the photos. I often dissuade myself from weaving small things as samples, but these are wonderful and I think if it really is a sample it certainly tells you something about a bigger piece you're planning. Love the cupcake.

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    1. I got thinking about your comment today....I had made these for a specific class, but now I think I'll listen to what these samples have to say and design a dessert still life. Thanks for the unintentional push....

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