Tyger! Tyger! burning bright...
Over at Weavolution, the annual Halloweave is just starting.
(Last year I was in the rebozo group, weaving the seesucker shawl/sample at the very latest moment.)
This year I decided to finally make that tiger skin I have been thinking of for some years, now.
I bought a lovely light grey sheepskin, to make into a ... well, "object". The general inspiration is the traditional fälltäcke (museum pictures here), but I'm using just one skin, and will not cut it.
The fabric will have to be sturdy, I think, therefore I'm aiming for summer&winter - which also has the advantage to give me all of 14 blocks...
So now I'm trying to get a nice tiger-patterned profile draft - this is where I am right now:
So why a tiger? It seemed the perfect combination...
(Both pictures stolen from Wikipedia, Tyger and Lamb.)
Which team I'm in? Frightful fibres, of course!
Posted by Kerstin på Spinnhuset at 15:50
Labels: Halloweave'12, weave planning, Weavolution
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Do you know the Tibetan Tiger Rugs? Since I first got acquainted with them I've wanted to make one. I'll follow your efforts with great interest.
Mette, I did not know them "as such" (now I have googled - amazing, some of them!). However, I've seen many knotted/tufted "pelts" - for instance the Dala horse rug at http://www.konsthantverkscentrum.se/medlem/Anne-Carlquist---Regnb%C3%A5gen , and, of course, such rugs were in my mind, too.
But they do'n have sheepskin on the reverse... :-)
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