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A "Pandula" is a flower which blooms only in one's imagination.


Sunday, July 4, 2010

New weaving! Gecko design

I have finally gotten around to starting a "  pre-determined"   design.

This one is a Gecko drawn by a friend of my step daughter's, Tara.  I can't remember the young man's name so I will be keeping this one.  

It is being done on my large 32" tapestry loom.  The weaving is 15" wide and I have a 47" warp on the loom.  It is warped at 6 ends per inch. (6 epi), with unmercerized  8 ply 100% cotton.  So far I have a 3 1/2" bottom border, 5 rows of Soumak (about 1/4") and 1/1/2" more inch of border, totally 5 " before the design.  I am using #10 mercerized cotton crochet thread in two shades of green double stranded for weft for the background.  The soumak is in the same shade of moss green as the warp.  I am just about to start the design of the gecko and I will start with the head.  

The plan, so to speak, is to create a "  tote"   for myself.  The last two efforts were not exactly what I need for my own use, even though they started out to be for me.  The white one is already for sale on my artfire site, and the blue and perwinkle one will also be listed there as soon as I complete a strap of some sort.  Watch for pictures of the listing.

The 1st picture is of the design itself.  As you can see from how tattered it is I have been holding onto it for about 10 years.

So there you have it folks..."thats "  What's on the loom!"    

Looking at the colors I have chosen as my background I think you can tell it kind of reminds you of a Gecko's skin...kind of verigated, mottled...at least a little like a Lizard I hope.

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