a total change of direction, though I am still stitching as well, and had my first session at Studio11 this month.
These are from way back in 2011, the year after Mum died.
Looking back now, I realise they were worked during March and April, the year she would have been 85. March was her birth month.
They have been brought back out again, and finshed, in response to some weaving classes we're having with Claire Buckly. The bamboo is fresh from the garden - cut today, the warp knotted round - still some trimming to do.
We assembled last Monday, five of us ready to learn. We warped up our looms, we tore up strips of paper and made a collage,
we were allowed to choose six balls of weaving yarn, to tone with this
We've made butterflies, little bundles of neat yarn to pass in and out of the warp. and learnt about colour blending - using a sewing cotton, for example, to nudge the base colour one way or the other
We are preparing designs to weave. Next time we will design, based on the collage each of us has done.
Now I have the fun of thinking about how to translate this into a woven piece. Quite a different mood
Sorry I've not been here xx