Posts Tagged ‘tapestry’

contemporary masters vip reception @ the salt lake art center

the vinyl  information on the floor in front of each hole:

FINALLY DONE!!! —-> Continue reading

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2′ by 8′ of tweed grass

finished strip of tweed grass using a randomly striped warp, shown here on my parent’s kitchen floor:

i also randomly kicked the tweed’s direction back and forth.

detail of an area of shag loops and bit of tapestry:

i love the loops and the tapestry, but since i have limited time to complete the fairway, these will probably be the only areas with experimental (for me) techniques like this. but i can already scheme for future projects….

random stripes and tapestry moves

for the first strip of “grass,” i decided to randomly stripe the warp. i pulled simultaneously from about 7 spools of my 8/4 cotton carpet yarn and wrapped them on the warping board. then, when i was holding the cross and sleying the reed, i randomly picked a color to sley. this process gives a sense of continuity to the random stripe since the same colors occur within every 7 warps, but allows enough variation to keep it from looking overly planned. i LOVE the result, but have to say that beaming the warp (wrapping the warp on the back beam) was a pretty tangled process.

about halfway in to my 8′ length on this warp, i decided to play around with some tapestry moves to create a little “flower patch.” to begin with, i pulled two colors of yarn in, one from each side, and wrapped them around each other before beating. then i open the next shed and take each yarn back out to their respective edges:

i also tinkered with three colors:

i really like the process, but because of the deadline i have for this project, i don’t think i’ll be doing much more of it. it takes much more time. pretty cool, though!