Two hours later it is still snowing!
Looking back at the studio here.
Here is a detail of the first two days of February. I managed to get a few snowflakes into the 2nd but I may have to put on my wellies to get out there for the 3rd if it doesn't stop soon.
I have been continuing to try out some new techniques from the The Threads Course in Tapestry by Mette Lise Rossing.
Here is a detail of the 1st through the 11th of January. We had several very snowy days that I tried to capture during that time.
On the 17th I used the same technique with some pick and pick directly after which I liked very much. Then on the 19th more Twill with ground weave.
On the 22nd I tried something different, triangles with continuous weft variation 24 page 16. I did vary the size and shape of the triangles a little but otherwise like the example in the book.
On the 27th I used var. 50 page 25, displaced hachures. I thought the effect of the thin zig zag line was very complementary to my format!
On the 29th I continued with displaced hachures with var 51 on page 26, here there are longer steps upward.
I really liked the way the twill with ground weave turned out on the 28th placed after some pick and pick!
Finally, I used twill with ground weave again on the 31st since it seemed to be the technique of the month.
I have really enjoyed experimenting with these new to me techniques on the TD this month and feel like I will learn a lot as I proceed through the year in this manner.
I realize not everyone has this book but I referenced the details just in case. If you are part of a weaving guild with a library why not inquire about getting it for the library? I know the Tulsa Handweavers has purchased a copy for members use.
I am excited about this years TD because it reminds me of Oklahoma in it's earthy quality and its ties to the land and I find that adapting these new techniques to the format and feel I have in mind is not difficult and very satisfying. It has a year to develop though so who knows what lies on the path