So I put some very fine and hairy linen on my low tech tiny picture frame (aspiring tapestry weavers please do as I say, not as I do) and decided to focus on my stranded aluminum I've had a couple years. I've used it in small bits, but not much more than that.
|the spool of aluminum also doubles as a great end table.|
I did do a very rough sketch but left it in my journal, only as an idea, not a cartoon to follow. This idea developed from the weaving, but I stuck to the mood and the closed eyes.
|4 inches wide, 10 epi|
I have only a few passes to go and will keep the uneven edge at the top when I knot the warps. No turnback needed, this linen is awesomely kinky when you cut off the warp and will remain exposed.
|I'm thinking the shiny aluminum is a pretty good match for my hair...|
And delightfully, as it's a circular warp, there's another side.
Which means another portrait.