Monday, June 18, 2007

happy dance around the loom

Too bad the photo is crummy!
Finished the first weaving of the series. With just a couple of minor mistakes i consider it successful. And albeit slow it was exciting to weave. Already working on the next one which will be less forgiving because it is black weft on white warp. It is also going to be 1/7, 7/1 and 3/5 satins. Quite a workout those heavy lifts! Yet i'm curious to see the effect of the different satins creating mid tone values.The white on white relies on the contrast between shiny and matte and that is especially tricky to photograph.
Which brings me to the next point. Every now and then there's a question put forth about how to photograph textiles or take good shots. Well, as you can tell by the photo white is very tricky unless done with a professional set up. The photo took advantage of this tutorial on editing and enhancing photos with Photoshop. And this was the best i could get. Sorry folks!

neki desu

1 comment:

  1. fabulous and beautiful. i am a weaver too and you are inspiring me....what kind of loom are you using?
    white on white is so difficult to photo, even hard to scan, i think you did a pretty good job...


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