Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Weaving Mangroves

 I hadn't realised how long it's been since my last post. I was really hoping to post updates every week but time seems to fly by.
Anyway, I decided to go with the mangroves as the inspiration for my abstract landscape tapestry. I just couldn't get past them.

It was Michelle's idea to use a different colour scheme that helped make up my mind. So, I played around with my limited knowledge of Photoshop

and came up with this

Because of the strong vertical lines in this design I wove the design sideways, which I found challenging.

The other main problem I am having is keeping my sides straight and parallel.

The other exercise I have completed & really enjoyed was the dyeing fibres. I ended up using large jars to dye in and placed them on a rack in an old frying pan filled with water.


  1. Yay, well done - that looks fantastic!! Love your use of colour, and the design really works :D

  2. Abersolutely fan-bloody-tastic Christine - really blows me away.

  3. love the colours and the abstractness of it. I am a fan of Photoshop and really playing around with images. Very inspiring.