Hello......Hope your week has gone well.
Me, I'm in major panic mode....I'm back at college the week-end after next
and my current weaving project is nowhere near finished......
I was supposed to get so much done over the Easter school break, but I hit
one of those creative brick walls, you know the ones....where absolutely
nothing is going right, colours don't seem to gel,
ideas refuse to ping nicely in the brain........ugh!!!
I started off quite well, but wasn't entirely satisfied with the colours I'd chosen, I then had a 'one on one' tutorial at college, the world changed!!! and I got stuck. Hmmm!
I'll show you some photos but I think these could well be the rejects....
I quite like them for themselves but they don't match up to the brief...
This is my subject.... a chunk of local limestone simply encrusted with white lichens and moss,
I wasn't quite hitting it!!!
I sort of like this next one for the distortions that I was starting to get in the weave
(better because that was the topic we are working under), and I was
trying to describe the deep lines of moss on the stone...
Having washed this next sample I was starting to get some shrinkage happening,
which I believe is in the tick box?!!
This one I like, but will it get in the portfolio, not sure as my colour scheme has changed somewhat, after the tutorial.....
I've put this in for Judy, :0) , this is the weave where I have included cling film,
trying to depict the snow and ice around the stone!!
Like I say, my colour scheme has changed somewhat but I am still trying to be true to the subject...
Oh what anxst !! ;0)
Will get some pictures once I have the swatches off the loom!
On a lighter note, phew, I am still attempting to keep up my supplies of spun yarn
to Jennys lovely little knitting shop.
Bit of a pink theme but totally not intentional!
These are our local Wensleydale and Masham wools.
....this one is fun to spin, a wrap yarn using the wensleydale again with
some mohair added.
....and this one, sorry, wensleydale with hand dyed kid mohair,
I've done some more carding too,
lots of different fibres blended here, I love mixing and matching!
....and a whole afternoon of fun doing some of my own dying,
and it was sunny too, hurray!! :0)
Its back to the grindstone again now I'm afraid -
though I might just squeeze in a lovely doggy walk, now the rain has stopped.
Oh the joys of the British weather!!
Take care, Ash.