Off my Mirrix
This 19″ wide piece is off my Mirrix! I made it with 100% Canadian bred wool spun in Canada. I love keeping it local!
In my last post I shared how I suspected that the sections of grey that create the ombre should perhaps be equal in size. Instead with this peice I tried making the sections more obviously different from each other, and that worked for me. The uppermost section of grey is only 1.25 inches high while the largest is 8″ high. What I’ve learned from that is that if shapes are very similar but not identical it could look unintentional, or worse like a mistake – as if they were suppose to be identical but it didn’t work out.
While weaving it I had a hilarious encounter with Rebecca Mezoff whose class I’m taking online. I asked her about the bumps that I sometimes get on my tapestries and wondered how I can avoid them. It turns out I’m not taking my time when creating bubbles, which is the technique where you place your yarn in a shed in repeating bubbles to allow for it to comfortably work itself around one side of each warp, and avoid pulling your edges in. My bubbles have been too deep with bottoms and tops which are too pointy (see where the arrows are pointing in my illustrations below). How does she know how I make bubbles?! Well, I’ll tell you! It’s a funny story. In answering my question she described a video she had recently seen online and illustrated why that person might also get bumps. I knew right away that she was actually referencing a video I had posted on Instagram days before. I laughed so hard, sent her this link of me weaving the piece pictured above and lo and behold it was in fact the video she was referencing. Then we both laughed. It’s times like these where I really don’t mind being a part of this internet thing. Sometimes online communities can be isolating, but when I have a good laugh with someone about something real I’m reminded that I’m a part of a great community. The Mirrix community in general is amazing for that. So generous, too.
Not so good bubbling