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« on: June 04, 2010 10:30:48 PM »


My weaving I made in my fiber design class in College.  We were supposed to base it off about an artist or piece of art.  I based this off Josephine Wall's "Key to Eternity". http://img.allposters.com/6/LRG/18/1847/AYG8D00Z.jpg
  I focused on a two inch area on a poster I have of that--it's an amazing poster with so much going on, I didn't even see that part the first time I looked at it.  But now I can't help looking at it.  I want to escape into that world in the keyhole, so that's why I chose to weave it with the animal and butterflies... though I sort of wish I didn't put in the bugs in hindsight.  Those were supposed to balance and add to the idea I was going for... But the animal is really supposed to represent all my work in the shelters and the feeling I get when an animal is adopted.  But for now he's waiting. Sad  Sadness.

The coloring is so different because my printer was low on colors and I kind of like how the colors turned out! haha!


Many, Many hours of work.  I don't know how much but I watched (well, listened to) over 200 episodes of Dragon Ball Z and that was at the 1/4-1/2 range when I started watching them. (so at least 100 hours of work in less than 2 months.)




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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2010 10:37:46 PM »

amazing. I can't even comprehend how you get that much detail and meaning out there, do you draw it on the strings first? I adore the fox looking towards the keyhole
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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2010 10:43:19 PM »

amazing. I can't even comprehend how you get that much detail and meaning out there, do you draw it on the strings first? I adore the fox looking towards the keyhole
Thanks!
I did draw it on in pink highlighter of all things, but I printed out the keyhole image and set the paper behind the weaving for reference every so often.
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« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2010 10:45:24 PM »

That is gorgeous, you really captured the air of mystery, your many hours of work paid off!
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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2010 11:12:27 AM »

This is fantastic!  I couldn't even fathom trying to do something like this!  Great job, it's beautiful!
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« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2010 03:32:52 PM »

Beautiful weaving, so detailed! Great work!
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« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2010 07:36:34 AM »

Very beautiful! I like your colors much better!
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« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2010 11:06:15 AM »

I love seeing your work in progress. The finished piece is great!
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« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2010 02:56:01 AM »

Wow, just wow. That is beautiful! I'm just starting out with weaving and this gets my imagination going Grin

Just one question about making patterns like that: Do you secure the thread in some way or do you simply snip it off when you'r done with one color area and move on to another?
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« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2010 07:57:27 AM »

Wow, just wow. That is beautiful! I'm just starting out with weaving and this gets my imagination going Grin

Just one question about making patterns like that: Do you secure the thread in some way or do you simply snip it off when you'r done with one color area and move on to another?
I should have taken a picture of the back! 

Ya, I just snipped it off leaving a short tail. (unless that color was coming back REALLY soon, so I just leave it long for a while and would use it a row or two later.)  The pressure and tightness of the weaving keeps everything in place, so no worries there.

I'm basically a beginner as well.
This was my first weaving of a picture and just free style like this with discontinuous lines, so try your best! 
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