Saturday, April 18, 2015

Tablet (Card) Weaving

I designed the ivy pattern on the band pictured below using 40 cards. It's woven in 10/2 cotton.

One side of the tablet-woven band

The other side of the tablet-woven band

After I finished weaving it, I set the cards on a table. A couple days later, the stack of cards fell to the floor. I picked them up and put them away. Apparently, I missed one. Logan didn't.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Bags, Sacks, Totes, Purses, Satchels, Pouches

Surely you can't guess the theme of this post from the title, but I'm into making bags lately -- specifically bags geared toward animal lovers.

I keep struggling with obtaining great photographs of them, though, especially of the linings.

Scanning the bags often gave better results, but that didn't solve my problem of portraying the insides of the bags. Then the obvious, and I do mean obvious, solution hit me. Turn the bags inside out and scan them. OK, so that epiphany took much longer to arrive than it should have.

 I still need to work on the "great" of great photographs, but I think I'm making progress.



Front lining

Back lining