I admire the work of tapestry weavers who also draw, sketch and paint, like Tommye Scanlon, Sarah Swett and Janette Meetze. Alas, I do not draw or paint. I did take a gazillion pictures when Rachel and I were in Arizona though. Each day we were surrounded by gorgeous vistas that took my breath away. I blogged about it here.
So I went through all the photos, chose one and played with enlarging it and isolating an interesting piece of the picture.
|The view from our room at Sky Ranch Lodge.|
|With some computer manipulation I isolated the part I wished to weave and used the cartoon effect to edit the image.|
|I pulled out my Navajo weaving books for inspiration. Should I border this with some stripes or Navajo motifs to honor the region and culture.|
|This is my collection of single ply Churro yarns, definitely the choice most in keeping with the Navajo weaving materials. The colors were somewhat limited though.|
|I decided on the linen yarns I purchased from tapestry weaver Martha Matthews' estate.|
With the linen, I decided on a sett of 8 per inch and decided to use my Mirrix Zach loom. Time to get warping.
|My yarns and cartoon.|