Here is the second of two on Etsy!
When I began this weaving (my first), I start with a yarn - - none in particular. I know it's the wild abandon of just picking and choosing I like. I rely on my eye to make the selection. I do look for some balance of color and texture as I go along, but I don't agonize over it (thank heavens for that). If I did, where would be the fun? The yarn which is what I call, the "setup", is cotton - straight from JoAnne's Fabrics. The light green I bought at a Sheep and Wool Festival years ago. I did make a sweater out of it - wow, chunky is not the word! Some of the other is artist yarn - you know, fancies. Of course, there has to be a "Felted" somewhere. You can see it in the third picture on the right side.
|I love this one because there are so many different yarns, one felted cord and that gorgeous focal bead! Of course, the colors are great from pale to dark. I painted the dowel green.|
|Here's the back, painted muslin, signed, dated and named. I moved the two needle felted beads more towards the center of the dowel - they are moveable and I'm giving the option of having them glued by none other than me.|
|Here's a closer look|