Weaving and Stitching.
After completing the woven sample, which is about A4 in size, my next task was to choose an area to transfer to canvas. Sounds easy doesn’t it!
I also wanted to add small samples of the papers I had produced and keep a record of what I used on them, in my sketch book. To do this I roughly tore 2 small pieces as samples and showed the front and back of the paper as a few had interesting marks and colours on both sides. These little samples proved very useful later on.
Returning to the woven sample, I cut out a viewfinder from A5 paper and took some photographs of different, isolated parts of the weaving. The hope was this would help me to find a suitable area. The trouble is all the areas have pro’s and con’s, e.g. colours and shapes I like, with a bit of one or two that I am not so keen on! Oh well you can’t have it all ways as my granny used to say!
It did occur to me to do another weaving as I did enjoy this task and the first one was (although very satisfactory) not perfect, however I decided it would be better use of my time to explore how I could interpret the patterns on the papers into stitch before making my final selection. This was where my small paper samples came in useful as I could focus on them to help me decide on stitching to be used. If only I had thought of this earlier I could have had the stitching samples nicely displayed alongside the paper!
Paper and Stitched Samples
THE FINISHED PIECE!!
As yet I have not started my resolved piece but I am thinking about combining part of the top centre sample and the middle, right sample (see Woven Extracts) which already overlap in their content. This would mean I would not have a single large red area at the bottom which dominates the picture and overpowers the rest of the colours. I like the diagonal image more than the horizontal and vertical images so I am planning to give my finished piece a diagonal aspect.