As I have tested and developed tapestry weaving as a technique to create flatwoven and handmade textiles, I have gained an understanding of the way in which designs can be translated from paper to the loom. The diagonal and angular elements of the original design, directly influenced by on site charcoal drawings requires a lot of focus, counting and attention to detail.
Experimentation has led to further designs to be developed, intrinsically linked to the original charcoal drawings but perhaps perceived to be slightly more abstract in their appearance.
By scanning the textile samples into the computer, the exact texture is used to create accurate visualisations, capturing the exact colours of the Axminster wool.
The following designs derived from the testing of design junctions and colours, learning how to join colours and create shapes using various tapestry techniques.
As a result of being unsure of the tone of red of the Madder Axminster wool, I purchased Russet which is reminiscent of the cliffs at Hunstanton Beach. The following design captures the physical layering of strata within the rocks.