A foray into the world of textiles and the ups and downs of living a creative life.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
tied up in knots
Okay, so I want to add some texture for the feathers. I decided the top of the head needed to be fluffy, so have started to use some knots. Rya knots, persian knots and spanish knots. A few knots in and I feel very anxious. Will these really hold?
After several fiddly hours I feel more and more compassion for those women who sit and weave persian carpets all day for minimal reward. This is very hard and taxing work on even a small scale. I believe the women are known to weave as many as 600 knots per square inch. Whew!
My knots have evolved into one very large lump of fluffy blue cloud, hopefully when they are trimmed it may resemble the wrens crest, but at this stage I am not too sure.
Textile enthusiast and creator. I learnt to crotchet and knit from my nana. Fifty years later I am still hooked. Now I spin, knit, crotchet, weave, and work on tapestry. I am currently learning design and trying to master a dobby loom!.