The weaving is going slowly, as I have diiferent projects on the go. It won’t be finished before autum comes. Faces are done anyway, and hopefully better done that the first ones. I must admit that I am less disappointed on the first Alice et Anita now. I like them more. However, I wove the AA2 faces differently, and at a finer sett, I am curious to see what will come of it. Another decison to take ( or unweave): yellow or white ribbons?
Les visages sont finis, on verra ce que ça donne. Je commence à avoir un regard moins sévère sur les premières Alice et Anita. Une décision à prendre ( ou à défaire) : les noeuds dans les cheveux, jaunes ou blancs?
I’m weaving on a table I have used since my teens, and was found by my grandfather from the left over of an hotel.
As the Zeus Mirrix is very big, I put my tools on a tray above a box. I like wood, and flea markets, and objects, so I’m using as a container whatever I find suitable in my cupboards. Bobbins find place in baskets, beaters in a old measuring box. The marquetry secret box is here beacuse I like it and it can hold a bobbin.
In the plastic bag, bits of yarn, that I will soon sort by colors, following a fellow weaver. I have to find a more suitable mirror. Things to do. The blue thing with the sea horse was made to hold pens, and was Alice’s.
Mes outils quotidiens sur un plateau. Le porte-stylo à l’hippocampe appartenait à Alice.
I was saying to a friend that I will never be a minimalist artist when I remembered the last drawing I made. It was last year, made on sheets of the paper you put in your washing machine to prevent colors to bleed.
Au moment oú je disais à un ami que le minimalisme n’etait pas mon truc, je me suis souvenu du dernier dessin que j’ai fait l’an dernier, sur les feuilles qu’on met dans la machine à laver pour empêcher le linge de déteindre.
I’ve been collecting these sheets for years now, because I love their colors.
As in the first piece, eyes look quite creepy when you weave from the back. These hairy things in the middle of a face make me uncomfortable. But with my little mirror I saw that from the front the eyes of Anita look quite normal. So let’s go on. Another surprise is the twins are becoming more and more different, with a will of their own.
Sur l’envers de la tapisserie, les yuex sont très bizarres, comme s’ils avaient des cheveux. Creepy.
The next project will be a gift, so I won’t publish it till the recipient see it. I will have to manage two weavings at a time, I have to finish this gift before September 12 th, as it willbe a birthday present. Anyway, here is a glimpse on the colors.
Le prochain projet est un cadeau, qui doit être terminé pour le 12 septembre et qui ne sera donc pas publié avant.