P2P2 designs

Focusing on the cable effect when I zoomed into the photo of the Protea I have been playing with the following designs for the P2P2 project. I’m liking #1 & #5 the best.

#1

#2

#3

#4

#5

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Yarn matching

I got so excited with the perfect silk’s for the Protea I started working with another photo……another two home runs with the Silken Straw for the rows of crops and raw silk for the golden hay field. I am so happy with these colours, I’m in love with the golden raw silk, it’s just perfect for a hay field. Mmmmm……

Matching the yarn

P2P2 playing with my colours.

I like to pull things apart, to get in nice & close, the analytical details could send in in a completely different design direction. I started out with this photo of a beautiful Protea,

I played around with this image by getting into the depths of the flower,I Love these colours and as I rotated this image I could see a cable design, can you see it? It’s wonderful! so I had to look for colours from my stash and I found these perfect, more than perfect, silk yarns. I photographed them in front of my computer screen with the image of the Protea.

Design Thoughts

P2P2 designing update:

At the moment I am weaving for the WAFTA exhibition and  I should be focused on that as the dead line for entries is fast approaching but all I can think about is the pics I’ve been sent. It’s like P2P2 has taken over  my mind! (in a good way)

I’ve changed the colour, contrast and rotated these images and the results are amazing.  I can see an interesting twill & block weave design appearing and I’m liking them 😀

In March this year I did Jason Collingwood’s 3 end block weave workshop here in Perth. I had never woven block weave before and Jason’s class was a eye opener. I would love to try a block weave on my weavebird using cottons for a softer fabric instead of the rug technique we were taught. I changed the colours to a bright Red, Yellow & Black as I am constantly inspired by the Aboriginal Dreamtime stories and art but is that going too far from the original image?

My friend ‘Twill’, weave it, reverse it, weave it, reverse it. Viola! Well it’s a start but I think I’m not pushing the boat with this image. I mostly weave twills for commercial reasons (they work & sell well) but it’s something to fall back on if I start to run out of time.

It’s a start……

Bring on the challenge

P2P2 is off and running for the second year.

Pics to Picks 2 is a weaving challenge created by Meg in New Zealand, Meg is a wonderful weaver, an inspiration and a WWWm (a world wide weaving motivator) and I’m proud to call her a good friend.

19 weavers form around the globe signed up for this weaving challenge, each weaver sends 6 photos or images to their assigned colleague and from these images we create a woven design. How far we take the design is up to us. Last year, due to poor health & life being life, I only got to the design stage, so I signed up again this year and plan to take the challenge to the next level. Mark my words ‘I will design & weave a finished piece this year’

The weaver I have sent my images to is Cindy in the USA and these are some of my images of the Pinnacles  and Wooleen Station in Western Australia that I mailed to her.

Julie from the UK was chosen to inspire me and these are the pics I received from her.

I am very excited about these images and my head has been buzzing with projects since their arrival.

This is going to be FUN!