I am a part of the same weaving study group as Mom called Exploring More, and this fall the project that we are weaving is to weave something that we can frame. There is really no rules you can do any weave structure, any fiber, anything really. It is surprisingly hard to come up with an idea!
I have always wanted to weave a textured canvas (like for an oil painting) and paint over it, letting the paint pool and collect in the texture. I only have a vague idea of how I am going to do this project. First step was to find some artist canvases that I am going to use to stretch my fabric over so that I can then paint on it.
Now that I know the size that I need to weave I can pull my warp. I wanted to use a fine thread so I used a 2/30 cotton. Yup I went from Chenille set at 10 epi to this cotton set at 40 epi!
I am not sure where I am going now; do I work more on the painting or just leave it as a failure that I learn from? Should I keep going with the other painting ideas I have for the warp or should I just weave something else with the warp?
Final Garden Photo is flowering plants, it may be November but we still have some plants flowering. They will keep going until a heavy frost. They are Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum), Wand Flower (Gaura lindheineri) and Garnet Beardtongue (Penstemon 'Garnet') and peeking around back is Alyssum.