This week has been insanely busy, with a major new project being on the top of my list, plus a maker’s faire yesterday, AND having to rush to get a vest done that I have been working on as a wedding gift… busy… very busy!
Even so- I have been working on my tapestry diaries….
Here’s where I have gotten to with my latest ‘Dancing Lady’:
The Schacht Mini Loom has been surprisingly satisfying for this small piece (*no affiliations or profit from saying that I do like this little loom*) although, of course, tensioning is pretty minimal!
I still have a whole lotta work to do on her, but that is ongoing.
For April, I will be working on this piece, that is the other half of the warp strands from my first Dancing Lady of the month:
The light is so glaring in my studio right now that I am either getting totally over exposed or under exposed pics. Sorry.
One of the things that has kept me so wildly busy, is that I am participating in a very neat project in Edmonton, Alberta, called, ‘Green Windows City’.
A group of artists have been paired with businesses in Old Strathcona, a very artsy part of Edmonton.
The artists are scrounging up stuff that has been discarded, or donated to the ReUse center, and are creating magical installations in one storefront window of their assigned business.
I chose the theme: ‘Weaving a new world’, and have been busily building a mannequin and loom and stand and props, and will be weaving up all manner of things….
so, here’s the loom warped (I’ll show more about the loom and stand in the upcoming days), but I haven’t got the drawing done for the cartoon yet….
The warp is set at 6 epi, and is soft hemp that was given to me by someone who had given up on weaving. The label said that it was warp, but it’s sure new to me to use hemp as warp! Wish me luck!!!!
The next couple of weeks are going to be sooooooooo busy, as I have to have everything done and ready for the installation on April 17 – eeeeeeeeep!
But, I do feel that the weaving on the loom for the installation is very much part of my diary process, so I will be including it here, and posting about it.
2 responses to “Tapestry Diary 2014- 3”
How did you get the mini loom to tension tightly enough?
I went for a firm, even tension, not super tight. I wove a tiny dowel in at the top, and was pleasantly surprised by how well it worked.
I am just in the finishing stages of this ‘Dancing Lady’ and am delighted with her. Will post pics when she’s done. 🙂