Friday, 10 September 2010

What I did yesterday...

Just a small section of the incised marks, but they work, and I am pleased with the results. Onward and upward! (after a piece of M&S cappuccino swiss roll - the best cake ever invented)

Latest Progress...

...or at least it was when I first started this post, before I got an 'ERROR 503', whatever that is!

As you can see, I am up to the point of 'incising' the first image marks. You never know quite how / whether it is going to work, so procrastination is a great temptation. This was at about 11 am yesterday.

The studio cat (Penny, aka Janus Valmai Valentina) asleep in her bling basket (the white fur trim has silver glitter in it). She prefers my lap, but does NOT like being clonked on the head when I beat the weft.

Sunday, 5 September 2010


Two visitors yesterday and none today. Molesworth has the phrase for it: 'Mouldy Chiz'. Although the people who came yesterday were positive about the work, and very interesting to talk to, so it is not all negative, just a bit disappointing. And I got to eat the pink wafer biscuits myself!

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Ready and Waiting.....

The house is all set up for Open Studios, biscuits have been purchased, the kettle is filled.
All I need now is some visitors!
Getting on with weaving the reclining nude in the meantime; I think that I shall have to give her a name.
Any Suggestions?

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Progress by Coffee Break (and Yummy New Bobbins!)

The bobbins were made (from ash) by Colin Simpson, who teaches woodturning short courses at West Dean. They are beautiful to look at and to handle. I added blue beads to the tops so that I can identify them as mine.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Cartoon in Place

The cartoon is an original drawing of a reclining nude that I did earlier this year. The weaving of the background is on a double warp (about 4 epi) and the figure will be 'incised' at 8 epi, the way the marks were made on thebigone, only this time in a paler mix, rather than black. Much more subtle than the drawing. I am using the paler Henry Moore greys, mixed with cream silk, grey linen, grey knops acrylic and a raw silk / cotton / cashmere blend.

It is good to be weaving again!

Only three days until Open Studio......
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