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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Found Inspiration

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

My current state...

The current state of my life looks a little like this...
But luckily part of that is due to this...
And part of the reason things look like this
Is because I have been spending time laying in the park, going for runs, and enjoying the 70 degree weather I have been craving!
Forsyth is just so beautiful, and maybe one day my desk will look almost as beautiful.
credit to my dear friend Liz Maycox for the pretty pictures

Monday, March 22, 2010

Spring Break

Spring break was so busy that I havent updated in forever! oops. I flew home on the 12th, my parents met me in Newark with a car and I headed up to NYC to see my boyfriend I hadnt seen in 10 weeks. We visited with friends at Kaffee 1668 where our school friend Andrew Cherry had a gallery of his work that he designed for the coffee shop. Very cool, check them out!

Saturday-Sunday were rainy days that we spent in Cape Cod, MA. It was awful weather, and we lost power in our hotel, but we went on a fun road trip, got a driving tour of Cape Cod and enjoyed it anyways. Heres a little of what we saw...

we drove through Providence RI on the way there and Newport RI on the way back
our hotel was on this bay, which Im sure with better weather conditions looks much more appealing
we drove out to the tip of the cape to Provincetown, a very charming little town, the sand was blowing and covering the flooded roads, it was beautiful!
we had fun despite the conditions and being stuck in the car
the hurricane-like conditions made the HUGEST waves, ive never experienced such winds
saw lots of lighthouses past the fog and rain
Monday and Tuesday were spent hanging out in the city, visiting stores, and doing research. Wednesday I went home to hang out with mom, we found an Irish tea house in Bethlehem to have lunch at, very festive since it was St. Pattys day and we are Gallagher's. We even had our traditional ham, boiled cabbage and potato dinner that night.

Thursday I went into Philly for an exciting interview and to hang with friends, drink coffee, eat chocolate moose pie, and enjoy the AMAZING weather we didnt get in Cape Cod but in Rittenhouse Square.
Before I left on Saturday we enjoyed some time at Lake Galena, what a beautiful day.
Then we drove back to Newark, said our goodbyes, and I waited in a hot airport until we boarded the plane, deboarded the plane, and boarded again when they found our captain? Oh the confusion. But now I am back in Savannah, another quarter is beginning, and a big one at that! I will be doing an internship with SCAD called Working Class Studio, finalizing my Portfolio, and learning about the architectural history of Savannah! Then this summer I have three more electives to go and I'm free! Let the craziness begin.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

finished blanket!

its been a little crazy since finals week, packing up to come home, and spending time in nyc/cape cod and now at home! i wanted to share my finished blanket... I didnt have time to take great pictures, but here is what I have for now...
cant wait to cuddle up with it! ps. when i get another free minute ill update what ive been up to this spring break. happy st patricks day by the way!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

35 hours later...

Between making the warps, prepping the loom, and weaving two 30x75 inch panels, I spent a minimum of 35 hours on this blanket. I am really happy with how it looks, and feels!
Since I was weaving until 5 am I made sure to rest on it for a few minutes once it was all off the loom.
She is drying on my back porch right now. When thats done I will piece her together and give her some fringe (I guess shes a girl) One day soon I will have my very own customized throw blanket.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

half way

half way there! 75 inches down, 75 to go! i can make fabric, how cool is that!?

5 hours down...

and at least 15 hours to go. I have a quarter of my blanket done-- its fun to just sit there listening to music and weave. methodical almost. here are my first 35 inches!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

In the Midst of Finals

Finals are here! But I feel on top of things. My loom is almost set to weave-- thats what ill be doing all weekend. I was at the building all day, literally, but I got my screen printing final done! Here are three colorways of the linocut block I shared the other day.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

In-Process

I'll probably be taking you through a lot of in-process work these last two weeks of the quarter since I will be making a lot. I have all 432- 8 yard warps made and on the loom and I am slowly winding them onto the back beam so I can thread each one individually through the 432 hooks, hopefully tomorrow! Heres what some of the process is like...

Using this warping board I wind the thread around the pegs, which are a yard apart. My warp is 8 yards long, which is what is shown below. Only about 108 warps can fit on the board, so I had to make four separate bundles of warps.
Here are the colors I will be using. The slate grey is the warp, the vertical threads, the natural white will be the weft or horizontal threads, and the peach is a tabby thread, which will mostly be underneath the white to make the base cloth, but will show through across the whole blanket, hopefully! I've already gone through almost 3 pounds of the grey yarn making the warps. 3 pounds of yarn more and I will have a blanket!
Heres what 432-8 yard warps look like before they get onto the loom. Somehow they are all threaded through in the correct order!
My warp is as wide as the loom, a step up from the samplers we have been doing prior. This project is really our first project, but how cool that we have so much knowledge now in only 8 weeks and I'm able to weave my very own 60x75 inch throw blanket!
Cant wait to see it done.... just a few more hours to go, right?

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Linocut

Here is the beginning stage of what will become my last length of screen printed fabric for this quarter. We started by carving a linocut block, printing it, and now I have to edit it to make it repeat and get it onto the screen. Hopefully some time this week I'll have the lengths ready to show, plus my loom threaded with its 432 8 yard warps and my throw started! Busy week ahead...
P.S. what do you think about the circles? I printed them first all black but that seems too heavy, so i tried out four other options? Do you like one specific one the best? Think it would look cool using more than one, all four, two of them? Let me know what you think!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Presents

The UPS man delivered blanket making yarns to my doorstep today. My yarns are actually buried under my classmates, but none the less these yarns will turn into blankets! (if only it was that easy) Either way, I have two weeks to make a 60x75 inch throw blanket, in addition to other projects, but it will get done!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Colorway

Here is a colorway of the screen print I had made last week...

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Mute Math!

Last night was pretty amazing, Mute Math is pretty amazing. Emma and I were in the second row, and they put on a great show. Jaymes Reunion opened for them,
then the magic began...

video

Friday, February 19, 2010

3 weeks left!

Somehow there are only three weeks left in the quarter. That means busy from here on out. Today was spent screen printing a random all-over print using doilies I bought in Paris at the antique market and weaving some more samples, this time houndstooth. 23 more weeks of college left! Crazy.
By the way, I'm seeing MuteMath tonight! Theyre coming to SCAD, and I snatched some second row tickets when they first went on sale, so expect some pictures!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Math talk

WARP
Step 1--> 150+40+15+15+24=244/36=6.78-->7 yards
Step 2--> 30+2+3=35x12=420+4=424 warp ends
Step 3--> 7x424=2968 yards for warp

WEFT
33x12=396x180=71280/36= 1980 yards for weft

Thats what a 60x75 inch throw blanket looks like in math terms. I am going to be making a handwoven cotton flake blanket exactly how I want it. I ordered my materials this afternoon from Yarn Barn, and as soon as they get here I can start! Its going to be an enjoyable process (I hope) after I thread 424- 7 yard threads through the loom!

Also, check out these amazing handwoven throws from Swans Island, if only I could afford them, theyre beautiful!