Saturday, June 11, 2011
Fiberart in progress, maybe Frida
Here's the latest work in progress, photo'd on the patio so you can see 1. the weather is moderate again, cool, cloudy, very nice and 2. the relative size of the piece. Up to now this is a crocheted warp and weft, but there will be more weaving and general playtime before I get through with this. It was plain white cotton yarn, which I dyed and left to dry in the studio during the heatwave, took no time to dry.
So now, this reminds me of Frida Kahlo, no idea why, and maybe this concept will vanish as I work and maybe it won't. We'll see. The ties that fasten it to the stretchers are not part of the work, just put there to stabilize it for weaving purposes. It was crocheted freeform, off the stretchers. This crochet is very elastic, so it won't be a solid mass when woven, but will be interesting to see what happens next. Don't ask me, I only work here.
But I think I'll get spinning with that lovely top I got down at Cape May, which is heavenly to handle and smell and work with, and Duncan the cat is totally kinked out over it, throws himself into the midst, drooling and rolling and generally looking like a total fool of a cat. I have to protect it from him.
I did give him his own little bit to play with and he ran away with it, drooling and slurring his words. But I think the cleaners must have vacuumed it up, so I need to give him a new one, or I'll get no peace to spin. But I think that will go well with this piece, we'll see.
Or it may be that you see a cat woven into the piece, indignantly shouting lemme out! depending on how it goes.