Sunday, December 1, 2013

Weaving Face Expressions

Sixteen people came together at the Weaver's Guild of Rochester in Rochester, New York and brought 16 new personalities to life with handwoven tapestry technique.

In preparing for my workshop Face Expressions, I purposely did not ask for cartoons, photos or preconceived notions of whom you might want to weave. I find a workshop can be more exciting if you experiment and let the process reveal the ended exploration.

I encouraged names for all our new people and often the titles had to change as the weaving progressed. Zsa Zsa became Gertrude, then the Queen Mum and back to Gertie again. It's hard to ignore someone with boucle hair and why not try that overspun handspun you have in the basket.

Whether fully completed or still in progress, our woven people left with their personalities intact, sure to be finished at a future date.
Try faces, see what you reveal.

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