Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Midweek

Stuff happening on my looms, (notice, plural!!) but I need to understand what's going on, take pics and make decisions before I can post. Also, booked a big trip to Australia I want to share with you, but I need to sell quite a few pieces to justify this, which requires me to go back to the looms. A nice circle.

But here are a couple of things I did for the design study on the weekend; though not identical, I was very surprised how placing similar designs vertically vs. horizontally gave such different impressions. I drew a lot of base motifs and took photos of them, which is where the subtle shading came in. I cleaned up the motif shots and repeated them in different ways. Such a simple task, but oh-so satisfying.
 

8 comments:

  1. Ooooh! Love it. Now, if you could only figure out how to make that into a weaving draft....

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  2. Or, I keep thinking it must be a cinch on a Jacquard, which I consider to be a loom with shafts as many as heddles, and I love the multi-shaft kind of repeated designs. Or at least 32. I do hate dumbing down designs, but still, I might give a simplified version a go on 16. I like these because they like hand clapping, or Hoghorn Leghorn being silly and running around, even though all my base motifs were based on leaves!

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  3. Oh, that "coveting bigger looms again" part in another post.

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  4. The jacquard could do it, for sure, and you've nailed it - one shaft per thread/heddle/hook. But actually I was thinking it would be fun to try on 24 shafts... I'll let you know if I ever manage to simulate the wonderfully rhythmic flow of those leaves!

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  5. While you're contemplating how many shafts you might need, why not go to www.spoonflower.com and print these on wallpaper? It'd be magnificent. I hadn't seen chickens until you mentioned it--just trees. You have such an interesting imagination, Meg!

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  6. Look forward, Sandra. Margery, what an exciting company. I always liked Foghorn Leghorn - I used to try to imitate his speech when I was a teenager...

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  7. Great design! Don't you love technology? I have always drawn my designs on graph paper and coloring them with colored pencils. If I didn't like the colors, that meant redrawing the design and starting over. Now I can copy or scan the design and either play with colors on paper or on the computer. And doing what you did placing the motif in different ways is fun to do and no wasted paper!

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  8. Sherri, because I didn't used to draw, I tended to try to do things on the computer for a long time until I got very frustrated. I find that a good mix of hand and computer gives me what I want on the screen/paper. Especially in the-similar-but-not-identical department. Whether I can weave them or not, well, that's that great divide from here to there, LOL.

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