silent stones gazing up at the exhibits; Saumon Rose has obviously seen something to smile about......the OldBirdKing in his summer cloak, BirdBoy deciding how he's gonna tackle this branch; they let me exhibit my woven results, as long as I promised to clean and tidy up, lazy sods; honestly, sometimes I think they forget it's my studio....that is the way it goes though, once you grant people and/or beings rights they think they're entitled to them and clamour when you make demands (which I hardly do) All this is an aside to what I wanted to show you: how it stands today and just how many have arrived and found a place here, how stuff is evolving; how a black dog found a soft spot on the chair
two most recent weaving attempts; am not at all happy with the first one, but will show some photo's as proof of my struggle; I had woven a small strip on the bead loom and thought it would be great to integrate this into an existing fabric; as far as the green warp threads were concerned an excellent idea, however as I
discovered whilst threading the greens, I became aware of the flaw in my thinking: even if I removed 'weft-fabric' threads there would still be two layers and the two would never become one, so I finally gave up.
It did lead me to number two however. Below right: not strictly weaving, more of a de/re-construct of the fabric, learning about weave here, I like the result a lot better; I'm using three differently coloured threads, black, aubergine and pink plus the off-white fabric, eventually there'll be two mixed quadrants, one light and one dark one, with of course the black stripes; it's very labour intensive and not something I'll want to keep doing (not on this tiny scale at least) but it is giving me a better understanding about what is actually happening with weaving