Wednesday, 2 January 2008

Two hearts for the Botanics

This second attempt at a tapestry design was more successful than the previous one. I kept the design is simpler, and improved the choice of colours.
I particularly like the blending in the yellow heart - I blended three colours together (the main colour plus a highlight and a lowlight). The weft is eccentric, meaning it does not run perpendicular to the warp, but is more playful and lively.
I was also quite pleased with the wiggly 'pulse' line woven across the two hearts - it was fiddly to weave but I like the result which looks to me like drawing. The bold black and red at the top and bottom of the design added punctuation.
This piece was exhibited at the Botanical Gardens as part of a group show of the Durham Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers. It raised the question of how to present and exhibit tapestry. On this occasion, I put it behind glass in a frame.

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