Saturday, January 28, 2017

HOOKED TEXTILE DIPTYCH STARTED, ODDS AND ENDS


 "Geonight", 13" X 10" each   Lori LaBerge  2017

A diptych was started this week. Color planning led to emerald green and pink, colors I rarely use. The pink makes the green pop. After hooking these, a mix of gold and yellow was started around the pink. Though the yellow is behind the pink the work is not being hooked to portray any depth. The focus is on shape and color. 


The work will be a combination of wool fabric and yarn for texture. Yarns above are from Searsport Rug Hooking.


A textured stripe and a navy blue will be in the background to give a strong contrast against the foreground colors.


Whipping began on the latest "Cone" work. The plan was to go with dark brown. It was a bit boring, not showing up well against the dark gray whipping on the top section. I decided on rust. I also tried something different and used brown stain at random intervals on the rust yarn. The stain was tested on sample yarn and held up well through being in the sun and through abrasion on the yarn.



I received notice this week to be set up for an interview. This calls for cleaning out the studio. I started by reorganizing all the hardware metals scattered on the work table.


The mailbox held something for me to look at over the weekend. There is a combination of interviews with artists and photos. Pour the wine, this is right up my alley.

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