Saturday, August 23, 2014

Facescapes ~ sketches


I've started a new mini-tapestry.  I call the theme facescapes.  Here are a couple of pastel sketches.



This is more or less the composition I'm going with.


Luna Luce



Hanging on the wall.  I'll start making the grouping shortly with Lucy's pieces.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Weaving Tabs





Wove tabs to hang the tapestry.  Attached them to the top.  Could have been longer, but this will do.  I'll have to dye or stain a dowel about that size.  Should work just fine.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Lucy ~ Face Scape



Based on Lucy Seaman's space scapes, another variation with my moth.  This time with a face in the nebula.

Not specifically Lucy's face, but based on it.  I'd like to capture her smirky smile.



Thinking I might make it wider, also have the warp go the long way.  That would mean weaving the image on its side, but why not?

Or maybe larger face in proportion to the moons and moth.



Smaller elements.


Face is a little weird.  Definitely no kohl.



Some thoughts. Eyes ~ beads on white buttons, eyelids woven over the top.  Moons buttons, moth shell beads.

Moons can hang over the edge.  Trailing path of the moth ~ might be extended over the edge as well with wire or supp. warp.  Interesting idea.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

All Tucked

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All tucked and awaiting mounting.  I've ordered some hardwood doweling to see how that looks.  Or I could attach it to cloth and frame it as I have previous mini-tapestries.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Ready to Set


Pinned all around the sides so I can spray it with water to set.  Planet button (which is wood) will be permanently attached when the tapestry's dry.
And now it's wet.

I've ordered some hardwood dowels to play with for mounting.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Almost Done

Lucy passed away early this morning.  The tapestry is almost done. 



Basically just finishing to do.  Maybe a little weaving here and there.

An amalgam of our styles ~ Lucy's spacescapes with my tapestry technique.  The luna moth is mine.