Friday, January 27, 2006

Contrast in Styles

Here are two pieces woven using two different techniques; tapestry and taquete. Interesting contrast in styles as well as interesting similarities.


Hard to believe the tapestry is smaller than the three bookmarks! The tapestry is just shy of 4" by 6" and depicts Mr. Clean in varying shades of grey embroidery floss on a vintage television set. This was a piece I started way back in the fall of last year, as a practice piece for the Small Format, Grand Ideas exhibit. I got so involved in my beetle yardage, he languished unfinished for many months. Well, that was practice...now for the real thing! I am happy with the beetle pattern on the right. My latest bookmarks, on the right are just over 7 inches long which I think is a good length for a non-paperback book. I still may tweak it a bit so it is marginally shorter. But I think I have the basic pattern almost set. After that, all I have to do is pick my colors and beetles and happily weave away.

4 comments:

Sylvia said...

Practice...you practice? Can't wait to see the 'real' one.

Fiberscriber said...

Thanks! I have a couple more months to complete the final one. Sounds like enough time to do several more practice ones...
...only kidding!

judi said...

Great work! I am fascinated with your beetles! Especially the idea of doing three at a time. I see that you are also do tapestry. I have a small Mirrix loom and started doing a sampler to learn the techniques - it is very enjoyable...

Fiberscriber said...

I understand that the Mirrix and Shannock looms are quite similar. I have the portable one to take to tapestry meetings and just got the large one to attempt some larger pieces. My mother was a tapestry weaver and I am trying to follow in her footsteps.