Sunday, November 20, 2016

More Questions

All I have are questions.

woven ?'s, 1 - 2 inches in size, cigar box courtesy of Cal the bartender in 1998.

And that's a good thing.
I think we should all keep asking.

9 inches wide x 1 1/2 inches high

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Donut Man, the Weaving Begins

Remember this?
Donut Man sample, 3.5" x 3.5"
And then I was compelled to do this...
Donut Man Coptic Style, 3.5" x 5"

Don't ask me why...I think it was some extra warp I had to use up.

But finally I'm on to the original goal, a portrait that should be about 2 feet wide and not quite as high. I chose Donut Man as a working title, but now I've grown quite fond of it.

value sketch, Donut Man

I warped up the Hagen loom and organized yarns I have dyed over the summer. Thanks to a friend I trust saying, 'why don't you try some of that weird distorted weaving' I have launched off on yet another wedge weave journey. This means there will be surprises.

some parts wedged, some traditional shape building

As always in my reports, Porkchop remains unimpressed and in the background.

beginning to lay in the skin tones in the arms

I'm keeping a careful eye on the values, working very slowly (why not?, nothing is fast in tapestry...) and the combination of the two methods seems intriguing.

I'll keep you posted.