20 fois sur le métier

“Make haste slowly, and without losing courage
Twenty times on the loom, hand over your work,
Polish it constantly, and polish it again,
Add sometimes, and erase often”.

“Hâtez-vous lentement, et sans perdre courage,
Vingt fois sur le métier remettez votre ouvrage,
Polissez-le sans cesse, et le repolissez,
Ajoutez quelquefois, et souvent effacez”.

Nicolas Boileau

I intend to weave a big piece from this picture I’m obsessed with. To prepare it, I will have to sample different parts of it. I began with Anita’s face. For those interested in technical details, I will write them in the legend of each picture. I made 6 Anitas. The last ones are as closed as my skills allow of what I see in my head. I’m beginning Alice’s face sample.

J’ai le projet de tisser une grande pièce. Pour cela, je dois en passer par des essais et échantillons. J’ai commencé par le visage d’Anita. Pour ceux que cela intéresse, les détails techniques seront en légende de chaque photo. J’ai tissé 6 Anita. Les dernières sont presque ce que je souhaitais compte tenu de l’état actuel de mes compétences. Maintenant j’attaque Alice.

One thought on “20 fois sur le métier

  1. First of all, thank you for the poem. I needed that. It forms a nicely thread down through the ages and justifies how I work.

    Most important: I love #6’s colors and you’ve captured some wistfulness in the latest version. Thank you so much for sharing.

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