Monday, 28 November 2011

Friday, 11 November 2011

Pebble theme continued

To continue the pebble theme and explore more meandering weft, I started a set of coasters. They are done with wool so they can be felted in the washing machine after weaving. I had a lot of fun making some pebble-shaped "sketches" with two methods: shapes cut out of a sheet of stripes in crayon and ink; and photographs of yarn against dark paper cropped with a pebble-shaped frame.
The weaving is done on a "pin board" (stack of cardboard). 
I'm experimenting as I decide what method I want to use for the contrasting stripes and as I sort out how to make the edges beautiful. The coaster on the right is one of the first and shows how much shrinkage happens in the felting process. The ones on the left haven't been felted yet.