Week 6 - What does Alignment Look Like to You
I made my skill list, which was very interesting to do - it contained many semi skills as well. It made me realize the skills like Knitting, Crochet, Painting, Sewing, Patchwork, which I can do; I no longer want to do (will not want on my desert island)
But is made me realize more than ever that Tapestry and Art Weaving is what I want to concentrate on – my goals. It is weaving looms and plenty of fine textured wools for bending colours are what I want lots of on my desert island.
In order to further these goals I need to polish up my skills on Photoshop and quadruple cloth design - plus organize realistic amounts of time to be in the studio working away.
I have recently taken part in a textile exhibition with the following pieces of woven cloth (not tapestry)
(I am still on holiday in France so please excuse photos as from my iPhone – I wove 4 pieces but only 3 on phone!)
I wanted to work with the right angle triangles -
So planning these pieces
- 4 square pieces
- Work with a right angled triangle motif in different combinations (12 x12 threads in double cloth – I have a dobby 24 shaft Arm loom one of many in my studio))
- Different colour yarn for each piece
- Echo the colour yarn chosen for each piece with a stripe of same colour as triangles in a proportion on opposite side
- Attention to balance
- Side edges to be the same 2 colours on side edges of each piece: green on the left- blue on the right
So with these pieces joy was definitely in the room-
I loved the time I spent doing them (sometimes till 2 in the morning)
I loved working out all the proportions
I loved choosing the colours
And I achieved my brief
Do I sound a little self-satisfied…
How I want to take this forward –
Using more colours in each piece but keeping the space/proportions in the middle of cotton and linen – perhaps working with other geometric shapes – I have a lot of playing around to do.