So what does a mark making book have to do with a weft-faced weaver. I’m not really sure, but I’m going to experiment with making marks on some sampling that I did. Kind of tells your right there that the sampling was not entirely successful, doesn’t it? Or it could have been successful, but I just didn’t like weaving it.
The mark making book that I’m talking about is called Mark Making: Fresh Inspiration for Quilt and Fiber Artists by Helen Parrott. Since I wanted to look at the book before buying it, I had to request it from the Interlibrary. For my purposes there’s one chapter in particular that I’m going to experiment with, although there’s a lot of information that might come in handy for inspiration or just developing a system for creativity. Sounds strange to use creativity and system in the same sentence, but we do need a system, of sorts. You can see some of the topics here in the table of contents.
Speaking of sampling, I did a small tapestry section of the cartoon from last week. I discovered that weaving that particular design would drive me batty! I went back to my original plan to do it with ikat. Then, in setting up the ikat table and boards, I realized that I needed to re-do the cartoon. The re-do will be on vellum graph paper, drawn by hand, since getting enlargements is such a trial nowadays.