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.


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Laura, it's always chancey to send your newborns out into the world. I'm getting to a scary part - fingers. Stay tuned...

  2. Looking forward to watching this develop! What a cool idea to combine wedge weave and traditional shape-building.

  3. Me too Molly. I really have to thank the workshop with Connie for this idea of combo...I was getting impatient with just doing bands and reverted to my usual defense, turn it into a person! I think there are some possibilities here. Part of Connie's workshop did involve sharing work she has done combining techniques in small ways so she did set off the spark...