Sunday, January 29, 2012

"DIAMOND ROAD" COMPLETED

The nomadic series is coming along and I've been learning so many new things along the way. The hooking process went fairly fast as this is what I am most comfortable with. The overall original design stayed the same with only the upper left corner being changed from a tassel to a button pouch.

Original layout design for "Diamond Road"

My first thought was to place tassels on the piece as there are numerous tassels on nomadic salt bags. I veered from this as the look was not what I wanted. More research led to finding photos of small bags nomads use to carry buttons. Work began on creating a small pouch to hang in the upper left of the piece. This consisted of wool, thread, yarn, a key, and an old keyhole found in an architectural salvage store. 

 Pouch was completed and then overdyed with brown dye.

Ever since delving into mixed-media, I've been learning to use all kinds of new tools. This project included a metal bar that required drilling. My husband is spending some time teaching me how to use all these tools. Below is the result of a combination of old and new skills put to use.


"Diamond Road"  Lori LaBerge  2012

Delve into new territory, sharpen old skills, acquire new ones and have a great day!


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