28 October 2011

Swap cuff

I'm signed up for (and also running!) a swap on a Facebook group I'm a member of. I finished looming the main part several days ago but then lost the mojo a little after finishing one of the extensions. Yesterday I finally mustered up the energy to stitch the second extension (much quicker than the first), and tonight I finished it, clasp and all.

I rather like it myself but won't make myself one as I don't think I would wear it! It will be going to it's new home mid next month. Hopefully whoever receives it will like it!!

Tomorrow I have to warp the large loom for the colour portrait, and also have to order some beads for a photo cuff. I'll post what is allowed as I work on more things. If I'm quiet it's because I have a lot on my plate at the moment, but I will try and keep posting something worthwhile.

18 October 2011

Joining of the photo purse and update

I finished joining the two sides of the purse today. The second join went much faster then the first one. It's a pretty seamless look which is what I wanted to achieve. You can tell me if it's good or not :)

This shows the two sides of the purse.

This shows each of the seams joining the two sides.

Just another view of the joined purse, with (what will be) the bottom on the right side.

Next I have to think about joining the bottom, fringing and creating a strap. I have an idea of what I want to do in the fringe. The next photo I think will be when it's all finished and ready to be used.

On another note, I added another portrait to my list of loomings to do! A lady at an art gallery wants to see my works, and one of them will be a portrait of her. I'll probably make it a small one. I also have to do some 'arty' (loomed) pictures. I'm still trying to decide what is considered 'arty' so any help is welcome.

If I go quiet you'll know I am being kept busy, but I will try and post photos of my progress on the several projects I have to work on.

Thank you for taking the time to read my posts :)

7 October 2011

And Cut (again!)

I managed to push through my tiredness yesterday and work more on the back for my photo purse. I became so energised I decided to finish it however long it took. I probably worked past midnight, and I'm feeling it now! Without more preamble, here it is :)

I'm hoping to work on finishing off the warps and joining the sections this evening. The next photo will be with it in one piece and awaiting the fringe.

I'm off now to think and have a rest while watching some tv...Hmmm :)

4 October 2011

Thank you and more

I would like to open this post by thanking anyone who has started following me on Facebook. I really appreciate it, and it means probably more than you can imagine. I've only just started so there isn't much there to see at the moment. When I get some time I will update all the info and post some pictures of past projects. Sorry to anyone who will be seeing them twice or more!

On another note, I made a start on a COLOUR portrait, Yes, you read that correctly! To check if the colours work, I did a sample of one of the faces. OH MY GOSH!!, The excitement has started, and the fear has abated, albeit only slightly! I'll be tweaking it and making a start on the real thing over the next few days. Since there is a large number of rows before I get to the faces, I'll have something to keep me occupied while I finalise the faces. I plan to do a sample of the other two faces so everything is set before I get to them.

Unfortunately I may only be able to post pictures of the background on this colour portrait as one of it's...'members' doesn't like having their face plastered all over the internet. I'm sorry to whet your appetites then leave you drooling but I have to respect their rights.

Time for bed, tomorrow is a work day so an early start. I'll keep you posted as I work on the portrait. Till next time!