Practicing

wineBox While waiting to get the dyeing done and starting the next weaving project, I am going to practice a couple of methods for achieving a certain blending of colors. I’ve written about this particular wine box before. It is thumbtacked to the wall, so I see it every day. I plan to try a few techniques to see what method might work best for getting that blend of colors when the two color sections overlap. I like the almost watercolor-like look in this picture, so some practice is needed and have no idea how to achieve that look or if it can be done with tapestry. Then I’ll work on the next piece in similar colors to the last one. After that, the yarns should be finished, and work can begin on the commission.

Michael Nagle for The New York Times 

This mysterious trail of paint on Avenue B along Tompkins Square Park in the East Village is part of an eight-mile-long graffiti tag by an artist called Momo.

I was looking on the NYTimes Art/Design page, and noticed the above picture. I was instantly reminded of the Gugger Petter tapestries, which you can see here, but the one that I was thinking about is not pictured.

2 thoughts on “Practicing

  1. Janice Zindel

    The top photo of the overlapping colors and shapes reminds me so much of Theo Moorman’s work (“Weaving as an Art Form, A Personal Statement” by Theo Moorman).

    Wonderful colors coming from your dye pots!

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  2. Sherri Woodard Coffey

    Oh, no! Another book to add to my list–and I know I’m talking to a kindred spirit here. My list at Amazon is always long. I’ll check the library, because I am ashamed to admit I’ve never looked at this book, at least, I don’t remember it, which is another story!

    And I agree about the colors. I love them!

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