Friday, August 22, 2008


Posted by Peg in South Carolina

The last sampling woven, I decided I still wasn't finished.  I wanted to see what would happen if I used a pattern color on only one treadle for each block.  Alternating the pink and yellow in the last sample, while I liked the effect, turned out to be a bit confusing in terms of understanding just what is going on.  So with this sample I used only one pattern color: pale yellow.

sampling for art piece 5

I began with the pale yellow on treadle 3 for the first block at the bottom (just above the white rug filler weft).  Then with each consecutive block I treadled yellows 4 through 8 but finishing, at the top, with the yellow on treadle 3 once again.

Also, I used a medium-dark blue for the rest of the treadles.  Enough of the last sample is visible at the bottom, which used a medium dark-green for the background wefts, to reveal clearly the different effect the two different background colors have.

I had intended this particular sample to be simply a general informational sample, as was the previous sample.  And, indeed it is.  When I was done, I planned to remove everything I had woven thus far so that I could study more carefully these last two sample warps.  Study these would help me decide what I wanted to do with the next art piece.

When I finished weaving this particular sample, however, I realized that I had right there the information I needed for the next art piece.  So I studied it carefully and thought; now I know what I want to do.   Subject, of course, to my ever changeable and fickle mind...........


I did learn how to turn off (and on) the flash.  I can do it right on the body of the camera......

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""Sampling for Next Art Piece" was written by Margaret Carpenter for Talking about Weaving and was originally posted on August 22, 2008.    © 2008 Margaret Carpenter aka Peg in South Carolina


Anonymous said...

I love the way this round of sampling is turning out. And I like your copyright statement too!

Peg in South Carolina said...

There was a long post on one of the blogging blogs I subscribe to, and I decided to use his footer, modified slightly. And thank you for your nice words about the sample!