Alice and Anita 3

I have never done so much unweaving, mistakes, back and forth than for this little weaving.

I begun with a sketch, from this picture I’m obsessed with, Alice and Anita in the Forties. I decided to weave at a very fine sett, 12epi. At this moment, I still wanted to weave all the squares in the background as usual.
Then I realized I wouldn’t have the time ( I had a deadline for a group exhibition), so I went on simplifying my design. I added some colors, and there we go :trying to meet the colors I designed, at this very fine sett, so very thin bundle, so very few possibilities. Oh! I forgot to say I choose a wool warp, experimenting Faro as warp for the first time.

Je n’ai jamais autant galéré qu’avec ce ptit tissage. Je suis partie de ma photo obsessionnelle d’Alice et Anita, aveccune chaîne très fine, car je voulais encore travailler sur le quadrillage. Quand je me suis rendue compte que je n’aurai pas le temps ( je participe à une expo collective), j’ai décidé simplifier mon projet, j’ai choisi mes couleurs et roule ma poule.

I tried, I really tried. But one day, I found myself feeling: it’s boring. And I don’t weave to get bored. I weaved to get challenged, to discover, to experiment and to feel joy.
So I cut if off.

Sauf que j’avais encore cette chaine trop fine, qui m’empêchait de faire des mélanges de couleurs assez subtils. En plus, la chaine était en laine et m’a causé bien des soucis.
Le jour oú je me surprise à penser : je me fais ch…., j’ai pris mes ciseaux et j’ai coupé le truc. Je ne fais pas de la tapisserie pour m’emmerder, mais pour m’amuser, essayer des choses, découvrir, me faire plaisir.


Boring!

And I started over. Cotton warp, 8 epi. New design. Colors that make me smile. A challenge: weave from the front for the first time. And it’s done: happy again!
Et je suis repartie. Et voilà.

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