Tuesday, March 04, 2008

What's on my Baby Shannock?

On my small shannock I am weaving an image of a photo I took from the Syndey zoo.

It's upside down since that is the way I am weaving it - this allows my brain to stop analyzing every little thing and allows me to weave more smoothly. In addition, I am weaving from the back - another way to avoid tinkering too much.

The photo is black and white...the actual tapestry is not. I will post in color when it is completely done. It's a study in values and perceptions. Must an orange be orange?

The piece will be 14 by 18 inches and is done at 12 epi using double wefts of silk. The small sett implies a lot of work for a little coverage. But it is going well. I am about half done and should finish by the end of the month.

1 comment:

Jane said...

Zebras are one of my very favorite animals. In fact, my old blog Warped But Not Twisted (that I pitched over a year ago because it was hijacked and turned into all chinese, and then all these weird ads started showing up) was at zeebaweava.blogspot.com. Zeeba is my husband's pet name for me. So naturally, *anything* zebra, I gravitate toward -- well except for really cutesy things.

Your tapestry is going to be marvelous, I can tell already. As a painter as well as a weaver, I often flip things upside down to get my left brain out of the way. Great idea to do that with tapestry!

Looking forward to seeing the finished piece.

Weave on!