Mark Making

An unsuccessful start

An unsuccessful start–wonder if I can do something with this.

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.

Mark Making

Mark Making

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.

Mark Making

Mark Making

Love these stitches!

Love these stitches!

Black and White sample

Black and White sample


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.

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