Great packaging and Day Two

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Isn’t this great packaging! And it’s art related. Credit is here.

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Mirrix Day 2—I really haven’t had much time today to work with the new loom, but it’s really quite nice to use. I’m working on getting a rhythm going. Plus, I need to work in a situation where I can see the warp threads better. I did put a paper behind the second section of warp threads to help make the front ones more visible.

In the picture below, I tucked the weft threads behind so that the actual pattern is visible. It’s also hard to take a picture. This not trapezoidal, only the angle of the camera!Day2

Tomorrow I will start making an object like a square or something. If I can find it, Kathe Todd-Hooker’s book, Line in Tapestry, would be fun to play with for a while. On the other hand, I’m really anxious to get started on something “real” and not just a sampler. This is amazing to me—I feel uncomfortable not having a plan. One of the reasons I enjoyed the surface design class so much is that was very freeing. We were like kids. Many years ago I took a felting class. The instructor wanted us to make a plan before we got started. I really didn’t want to do that, and felt that complete childlike freedom while I worked with the felt. Yet, while weaving tapestry, that freedom escapes me. Should I work on that and try to be free or go back to sketching what I’m going to weave? Is there a place in between total freedom and sketching out a plan?

On another note, it may be time to make the public to-do list again. I can feel myself getting more and more behind. The house stuff is calling, the four off-the-loom pieces are calling to be finished, the piece on the big loom is calling, the grass in the yard is calling…never ending!

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