The first part is simple; spend Saturday morning with sketching bag and coffee at the coffee shop. Saturday is pretty active there with lots of turnover and that's what I'm looking for. I usually fill 2-3 pages with an assortment of people I see and include any amusing observations that might help me remember something later.
|7 x 10 inch sketchbook, ink pen and colored pencil|
Once home I look at the sketches and decide which will be the most fun to weave. I want a variety of different types of people and lately I've been combining wedge weave with traditional tapestry, so I'm looking for opportunities to use that too.
|didn't stray too much, but there are differences in the weaving...|
Usually I draw a quick cartoon to size which I place next to me and slip under the warps when needed. I only completed 3 coffee tapestries this time as a few landscapes snuck in that warp.
|4 inches wide, 10 epi|
No problem, it's nearly fall and time to head back to see who I can sketch for the next round of conversations.
|Coffee Conversation No. 6|
|Coffee Conversation No. 7|
|Coffee Conversation No. 8|