Tuesday, 3 May 2016

'Shrine': The Third Face






I am now about half way 'up' the third face of the standing-stone-to-be. I shall soon reach the inversion line for face four which forms the inner hollow with the image, and is the largest face. It is a most enjoyable weave - I have to remember to stop and stretch (or drink, eat, do housework.....). Thankfully I have Sibelius symphonies as timers and The Lady of Shallott to remind me:-





Location:Cuckoo Fields,Chichester,United Kingdom

Monday, 2 May 2016

Intense Concentration in Boathouse 4






Fingerless gloves and thermals are essential wear.

I met a most interesting man - Jim - who started work as an RN apprentice shipwright in BH4 in 1936 and (with voyages in between, including Atlantic Convoys) worked in the dockyard for the MoD until retirement. At 96 he was full of life, fascinating stories and interest in others. An inspiration! I hope he visits again when I am there.

May 13th is 'Museums at Night', and I shall be telling sea stories to groups of children until 9pm when they head over to Action Stations! for the sleepover. An odd shanty may creep in.......

Location:Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

We Made the New York Times!

This is the tapestry 'Storm' that we were working on in the West Dean Tapestry Studio in 2014. It was confidential for the design studio / client, so I could neither blog nor share images. Now it us published, so I can. I was weaver on the central section, and did much of the dyeing. It was a fantastic experience to work on a team project interpreting a design by someone else.



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Saturday, 23 April 2016

A Good Day






A productive day yesterday,  about 1/10 of the weaving done. I very much enjoy weaving texture intuitively within a planned framework. Just time to do an hour or so before I teach colour blending later today.
Location:Home Studio

Friday, 22 April 2016

The Weaver's Cat








She somehow imagines that she is helping.

The beginnings of the 3D 'Shrine' (small version) in actual weaving, rather than the, now rather crumpled, paper version. I am working with a continuous warp on the Ashford loom. I have room for it now that I have The Boy's room as a studio, he having kindly moved to his own flat - a proper grown up!

Location:Studio

My Namesake




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Location:Boathouse 4, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Volunteering is Fun!





They let me loose with a spokeshave and other woodworking delights! My D&T bestest friend would be proud of me :-)

Location:Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

 
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