Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Wire Weaving

Hi all
I have to have another shoulder operation next Monday so I have been doing a big house clean...you know the type where you pull the furniture out and rediscover something from Christmas last year hiding there LOL. I'm up to the art room now...there is stuff everywhere on the spare bed, desk and tops of cupboards. Problem is as I put stuff away I get easily side tracked easily and start making things and in so doing create more mess LOL. In amongst one part of the stash, I found a wire woven rock that I started in Mary Hettmansperger's class. It was only 1/4 done...so off I went and merrily finished it...then took a photo only to realize I had stopped doing the correct wire weaving technique...you are meant to go over and then under the wire but I went under and then over!! Here is the wrong way to do it:

Then last night I decided to try again on a different rock and got a bit better of a result. I hit some trouble when I ran out of the bright red wire and started using a darker shade as I couldn't see it as easily as the bright red (combination of me needing new glasses and having horrid wall mounted oyster lights in the house...its like having candles on  !!). Anywho here is the red wire woven rock:


Today I did some general house work and then went to clean the art room some more and got hugely distracted with hand made glass beads and dichro cabs.....most are made by the ubber talented glass artist Gail Hart although allot of the glass spacers were made by me. I think I made 15 necklaces and 2 pairs of ear rings and still have loads left over. I shall load them up tomorrow as I have to scoot to work soon. I'm not looking forward to this other surgery but I am hoping it frees my shoulder up and reduces the pain once its healed again. Grant will be home for 4 days from next Thursday and I can't wait :o).
hugs
Annette In Oz xxx

3 comments:

Gilli said...

These look very interesting - reminds me of the needleweaving you get on stumpwork. Good luck with the op. There's a give away on my blog - comment to be in with a chance. Gilli @ Textile Cottage Studio

Lauren said...

Don't you hate it when you don't see the mistake until you're finished?! :) I really like the bright red weaving.

Gaby Bee said...

They look gorgeous! Good luck with your shoulder OP, Annette.

Sending big hugs your way!
Gaby

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