Sunday, August 24, 2008

Yarn Selection Done

I finished up the yarn dying, selection and preparation for my spiral tapestry.

The piece is basically stripes which alternate between two colors of equal value separated by a lighter value. I needed two colors of similar value since I plan to have the two colors alternate and merge from one color to the other. If they were not of similar values then the eye would notice one over the other and it would be difficult for the two colors to effortlessly merge.

As you can see in the photo above, the values worked out well. As did the final colors, shown in the photo below.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Half a Palette

I am now satisfied with the red/orange palette that I have created for my spiral tapestry. Here are the yarns that I started out with. They are from my existing stash and are so dull that I doubt I would ever use them again.

I then over dyed them with scarlet. I am simply delighted with the results...

Next I need a contrasting color...I am working on a green blue mix.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Another Beginning

I am planning a three dimensional piece for the Spectrum exhibit at Color Connects, a fiber conference focusing on color taking place in Riverside California in early March 2009. I'd like it done by January 15th - the time entry forms are due.

The Spectrum exhibit is supposed to reflect your latest and best work...

I am pursuing an idea using the pulled tapestry technique I learned about in June while attending Convergence. I already have put thirteen yards of warp on my loom and woven a sample.

Oh my, thirteen yards of must be huge! Actually when complete it should fit in a bread box. As if anyone still has bread boxes anymore.

Oh my, I am sampling! Sampling is not one of my standard operating procedures. But with 13 yards of warp it pays to donate a foot or two of the warp to verifying the concept which I have never done before will work. The piece IS supposed to be my latest and best work...

Yarn selection is next...