(actually brighter than it appears in this photo)
because -- why not?
since the last couple of blog posts have generated questions about beginning and ending yarn when weaving in the ends as I go, I tried to pause to take some process photos.
Alas, I didn't get as many as I intended as I slipped into the tapestry and
forgot I was supposed to be on the outside, explaining things.
But here is a brief, crooked (and slightly out of focus) explanation of one approach.
The blue yarn hangs ready for re-threading so later, when I need it for the top of the window, I can slide it through the window weft and up to where I want to use it again (this instead of beginning a new piece of weft, which is awkward at any scale, but esp in something this small.
To finish, see next photo (but in pink).
Here I’m getting rid of one of the strands of pink using the needle technique. In the next (nonexistent) photo, I’ll cut it flush with the surface of the tapestry.
NOTE: If your weft is quite thick, this process can lead to bulky ridges in your tapestry and a potentially uneven surface. Much depends on the grist of both warp and weft, and the relationship between them. Every combination is a new experiment for me.
(without the risk of added bulk).
Note how the wispy end of the lavender yarn (broken not cut),
drapes over the dark purple and is both held in place and covered by subsequent passes.
ending with an ‘eccentric slide’ down the slope of the roof.
Not sure why these bright colors and shapes are suddenly the thing,
but when color calls, what can you do but
release the tapestry from the loom and see what is next.
might I recommend the blog posts from January 2016?
I recently put the date links back up in the sidebar, and noticed that that month (and some of February too) has a lot of info -- including, in the Value of Value post, a downloadable PDF of a tiny house cartoon...