Wednesday, January 28, 2015

My next tapestry in process: from Instagram to you

I have been using Instagram to take snapshots of my work each day. It has been fun and a good way to push myself a little bit to get more woven.

Tying on the warp. This was later modified as the design changed to 24 inches wide.
Here is the current piece in photos from Instagram. I weave from the back on a Harrisville Rug Loom. So the mystery will only be fully revealed when the piece comes off the loom in a few months.

There was a lot of dyeing for this project. Weeks of it. I expect my next 5 tapestries to use the same colors. Way too much fun.
So much tape. Here I am sampling various colors before doing the main bulk of the dyeing.
Drawing the cartoon onto acetate which I use at the loom.
Lots of ball winding once the dyeing was done...
Deciding on colors. Too big a gap between these depths of shade.
Part of the cartoon and some of the yarn.
Sampling for color on a Mirrix.
Reference cartoon fell off the wall. This piece is 24 x 72 inches. I had quite a time getting it back on.
It is helpful to leave yourself notes when you leave home for a few weeks. Re-entry can be rough otherwise.
Drawing on another bit of the cartoon.
Trying to manage getting a little weaving in while answering a flood of questions for the online class.
And after a long day of work... weaving under the influence.
One day I only had 70 minutes to weave. I wanted to see how much I could do in that time. 5/8ths inch isn't bad (times 24 inches wide). Unfortunately this pace is not maintainable.

Shading some circles. Also playing with adding a hot pink strand to brown tones.
Today's photo as I had to stop weaving and ply new colors for a new section.

I am surprised how much worse these photos look on the computer. Instagram is definitely a platform built for the hand-held device. They look great on my phone.

If you want to follow me on Instagram, I am @rebeccamezofftapestry. On Twitter where I often push the Instagram photos, I am @RMezoff. If not, don't worry. I'll post photos here again soon. Maybe the ones I take with a real camera next time!

1 comment:

  1. Great to see the process. I love the design of the cartoon and can’t wait to see the finished piece. I don’t know how you find the time to do all these things - but am glad you do :-)


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