Friday, August 24, 2012

Green Thread Is On The Loom

For the first time since I started weaving, I designed a beam based on a very specific environment. Of course my cloth is all inspired by specific scenes from nature, but for this cloth all I had to do to check my color arrangement was look out the window. I'm calling it "Under The Pines".

Here's a snapshot that I took from the front deck of my studio. It gives a pretty good idea of the color scenario in these mountains right now.

And here's the beam on the loom.

And a few closeups so you can see how rich the color contrasts are.

If you would like a garment from this cloth, now is the time to contact me. I will be threading, weaving and finishing the sample blanket and weaving about 10 garments from it before this project travels to Portland. If you order now you'll have your garment by the middle of September.

This will be the first beam woven by Jacob. I will be giving him very specific instructions about which colors and garment styles to weave, but I won't have the first of those garments in my hands until almost November.


Cindie Kitchin said...

beautiful color gradations

eldri said...

this might be my favorite warp yet!

Blossom Merz said...

Thanks, Eldri! I'll definitely have plenty of these garments when I visit San Jose this Winter... ;-)

Blossom Merz said...

Thanks, Cindie! It's turning out that the more I do, the more complex are the effects I can achieve. And, half the credit goes to my muse, who really showed up for this design!