Thursday, April 16, 2009

Long Horned Beetle

Here's a photo of my first beetle on the new warp.

It's a kind of shake down cruise. I find every warp is a bit different. And this one is no different. The legs of the Pachyeteria dimidiata beetle are a bit elongated due to soft beating which I eventually corrected.

I need each piece to be at least 10 inches long...11 would be better...12 is a bit too long. My technique is to measure before I advance the warp and project how long the piece will be....and adjust my beat accordingly. I will probably have to do a few more beetles before I can stop measuring so often.

1 comment:

charlotte said...

This is an absolutely amazing piece of work, congratulations!