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Finally got my loom warped and this is the new project I've begun. The colorful columns I am weaving are handpainted three ply Pima cotton by Caron. The rest is wool. We'll see how it goes but I am considering making the background darker and darker as I proceed toward the top.
This is the third year I am participating in the juried Interwoven Expressions Exhibit and Sale here in northern Indiana. It will be held November 1 at the Sand Creek country club in Chesterton Indiana. Here are a few of the art quilts that I've made for this event, along with other fiber art including tote bags, fiber magnets, and tablerunners, and other gift items like cards and ornaments.
I'm getting ready to warp my tapestry loom for a new weaving. I had thought of an idea that I wanted to do and was pretty excited about it, but now I find that I don't want to do that at all. Maybe you are like me in that regard. Time and time again, when I have finished planning a project in my mind I no longer care to execute it to the same degree as I thought. It seems it is already done and then I would just be going through the motions. It's the same reason I think that I have difficulty copying a photo into a quilt or weaving or anything else for that matter. The thinking and planning about it apparently makes me arrive at the conclusion that it's already done.
The inspiration was exciting, the idea was exciting, but the execution is no longer exciting. I don't know if this is a weakness or a strength, but it is what it is as they say. It is a somewhat long process to warp the tapestry loom,but I find myself more engaged even in that process knowing that I don't know exactly what I will produce. But I am excited to think of what it might be! I'm excited to think of what colors I may use and how they will interact with each other. I'm excited to think about what design I may follow and how that may change as I go along. Anyway this is what I'm thinking about this morning as I get ready to warp my tapestry loom. I guess this falls into the realm of the land of possibilities, with no preplanned direction.
Do you like working like this too?
I finally removed my two small tapestries off the loom, completed and mounted on canvas and hung. They are both mounted on a 12 x 12" canvas. I'm really happy to see them finished and pleased with their color blending and separations.