That's the working title of this new small piece, Airflow. It's more of a study than anything, and a sample for the class I'm teaching at Convergence next month about using collage to design for tapestry.
Here is the collage I started with, along with the cartoon, the array of yarns and the yarn wrap, and barely visible at top left, my list of "20 Things I know about this piece" (thank you, Kathe Todd-Hooker), even if I did come up with only 11. Did I mention it's a small piece (12" x 6")? For some reason I left the blue yarns out of the photo. But I am loving the gradations available from Weaver's Bazaar.
Here are some progress shots.
I'm breaking up the background with slightly curved lines of eccentric weaving that go from selvage to selvage. Those lines indicate the airflow. You can't see it in the photos, but for these lines I'm combining two strands of shiny translucent metallic yarn from Giovanna Imports with the Churro warp.
I am so enjoying being back at the loom. I hope you are finding time to weave--or whatever gets your own creative juices flowing--this June!
A reminder: there is still some room in my two-day workshop at Convergence called Collage to Tapestry Cartoon. Find out more and sign up HERE. The supply list is minimal since we'll be focusing on design rather than weaving. I'd love to see you there!