Evolution of a design, part 3

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Prairie Fire

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Prairie fire

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Prairie Fire woven

For the last couple of posts, I’ve been dissecting a design process that happens sometimes. The piece was originally intended to have three sections, each dyed a gradation of the previous one. When I decided a design change had to happen, it was back to the drawing board, or in this case, the computer. At least I could get a bit of an idea about proportions, etc that way. The purple stripes in the drawing? Those were added as I wove. Some things just have to be decided on the fly, so to speak. The sections just needed a bit of separation, but the actual purple is only a few picks.

A name change was definitely in order. Meet Prairie Fire.

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