time to start anew so ...
Saturday, 23 January 2010
Thursday, 21 January 2010
Still experimenting with the paper cut-outs based on a question mark shape.
I have started use a thin and thick black pen to draw out the lines and shapes suggest by the cutouts
The next stage could be to use the same shape but distort it into another basic unit (which gives it a more regular and easier overall shape for stacking and layering)
Wednesday, 20 January 2010
I took a punctuation mark( question mark) and, freehand, drew it bold and chunky. Folded paper into a concertina and drew round and cut out the basic shape. I kept one for a template and used the others to create the following repeat patterns.
This last one looked nice when laid horizontally.There is a lot of possibility in such a simple shape, I may have to have a cup of coffee and play a little more :)
Wednesday, 6 January 2010
Tuesday, 5 January 2010
I have been playing about with the clasped weft technique, using my knitter's loom.
I, with the most marvellous's help, warped the loom by putting a separate length and colour into each slot along the length of the 12" loom, and then put pink on one side and blue on the other through the slots. I used 4 pinks and rotated them, and 4 blues and rotated them as well.
The weaving was done by putting the first colour through the shed, around the second colour at the side, and then both colours were pulled back through the shed: two strands of each colour in the shed. They were positioned by eye. I repeated this 4 times and then wove a tabby weave for 6 rows which neatly left the first colour at the opposite side to which it started.
I used light and dark green for the colours so that I could see what was going on and placed the 'change over' at the centre each time.