Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Designing on the Fly

Minor progress has been made on the silk knotted pile design experiment:

progress

My original plan was to divide the space into thirds, with this diagonal portion comprising the bottom third of the bag front. I am inspired in this by the tapestry weaving of Kirsten Glasbrook. I love her colors, images and especially her use of space. I think this has gotten away from me though: if this is the bottom third, the next two thirds will make the bag too big.

Be that as it may, I'll finish this section and move on. But to what? I have been lured to looking at quilt blocks, by friends who keep talking about them (and you know who you are). Not being a quilter, I don't have many reference books, but I do have this one, which gives some nice block ideas.

I came up with this:

quilt block

One block in two different color progressions (wanna vote?). Thank you Stitchpainter and so much for designing on the fly. I don't think this will end up as the top two third portion of this bag, but perhaps part of the back side.

These quilt block ideas have given me much inspiration for future bags, and one always wants a plethora of projects in the wings, eh?

3 Comments:

Blogger Charleen said...

hehehe and why vote? Use them both, they'll make the blocks move.

About the bag - do you not have enough warp for a larger bag? The small bags are so pretty and cute, but why not something a little larger this time? Of course I'm not the one that has to make all of those knots. :-)

11:53 AM  
Blogger gw said...

First the spiders, now the flies.....and no, I'm not voting either, both are pretty cool.

2:46 AM  
Blogger LMH said...

The American Quilt has great pictures of old quilts--I'm getting lots of weaving inspiration from them. No block diagrams though, if that's what you're after.

7:59 AM  

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