the tapestry part suspended (laced if you will)
between two supplementary warps of fly line backing,
and when such a tapestry is done there is no cutting involved--
rather an 'unlacing' as you might with shoes.
as today I wanted to answer a couple of the questions that Janet asked in her comment on last week's glimpse of the work in progress.
and the answer is No, then Yes, then No.
I began merely with a desire to tap some weft into warp
and a bit of curiosity about combining:
1. a collection of spindle spun yarn (natural dyes as usual),
2. some mill spun 2 ply Shetland from Elemental Affects
(a hint/ challenge from Rebecca Mezoff led me to check my LYS, The Yarn Underground, for unexpected tapestry weft),
3. some wool warp I bought at Halcyon Yarn in Bath, Maine in September.
(details at the end).
in the interaction between bobbins, hand and yarn.
Plain weft with circles.
the woman with the striped dress insisted on gathering up some of the circles,
so I drew a quick sketch, positioned her behind the warp,
decided to change value right about there (Janet's heel question),
figuring that she wouldn't take up too much space and I could get back to my simple shapes soon enough.
This purple sock person had some deliberating of her own to do.
Weld yellow, or not weld yellow?
That is the question.
As usual I couldn't say no.
So that was how that came about.
Then more lovely tap, tap, tap.
a little nap toward the top suddenly seemed appealing --
with the added opportunity to let go of color and rise above all those circles.
and who can resist the magic of opposable thumbs,
(so good for holding on-- and for letting go)?
and I have no idea what this work is about.
Nor, indeed, do I know how I'm going to hang it--
(the open warp and two sided nature makes an ordinary frame/ mount seem silly).
It doesn't even have a title.
And these photos are a little out of focus.
is currently drying,
and is nearly ready for a steamy iron.
UPDATE three weeks later: Julie Barnes came up with its forever name: And, Why?
And after that,
perhaps I'll take the (somewhat obvious) hint from these three gals,
return to sorting ideas
and contemplating whatever it is I am going to do next.
Did I say something about a dress?