Monday, February 13, 2012

Begin at the beginning

Time to start a new design -- one which I've been pondering for quite awhile (or so it seems).  This picture, discovered in a very, very old book of wall hangings intrigues me.  Unfortunately I do not know who created this weaving -- and I am hoping that they wouldn't mind if I try to incorporate some portions of this design using punchneedle. 

My goal is to create a wall hanging that incorporates some new-to-me techniques.  I've chosen Caron thread in different styles - Water Colours, Water Lilies and Wildflowers all in "Copper"!  This is a color that I love -- I know many of you 'rusty' types will understand.  There is something so rich and earthy and it speaks to me of time.

The working title for this piece will be "Canyon Wall" but we shall see how the interpretation goes -- perhaps another title will become evident as I punch my way through this abstract wall hanging.  That's the adventure of the whole thing isn't it?  The question "what will you be?" is with me throughout this and every other creation that comes from my hands.

"Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes.  Don't resist them -- that only creates sorrow.  Let reality be reality.  Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like." - Lao Tzu


  1. For me, Copper is the most beautiful of metals. I am not fond of browns, but copper hues are an entirely different story. It will be interesting to watch this piece develop and I feel sure will call out a new name.
    xx, Carol

  2. I'm sure the original creator won't mind at all...especially if they could see what you're doing with it!!

    x C

  3. I am expecting that they wouldn't thoughts if I try to include things like some associated with this style using punchneedle.

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  4. Working on abstract pieces is something I find very hard - I will be interested to see how you develop this.

  5. Copper, rust, wood and fiber... earthy and organic - just like the flow of your beautiful creations!!

  6. Looking forward to the finished piece, Penny. Thanks for sharing your thoughts that contribute to your creative process. I love your words referring to some of us "rusty types" who will understand. LOL -- can't help but get a bit rusty as the years go by.

  7. Beautiful colors. I'm looking forward to seeing how this evolves.



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