Hi--I'm a rugweaver and beadweaver located in Panama City, FL. Here I'm trying to put down where my ideas are headed, and what I'm working on creatively, in both media. You can see more of my work at emiliepritchard.com
Sunday, December 23, 2012
This is a piece I'm really proud of--even though it's not pretty, or something I can sell. For a while now, I've been working on these tube pieces, and gradually finding what works and what doesn't. The trouble is, I often try various ways to, for example, make a smooth curve, till I get what I want. But some of the ones I didn't want might be a structure that's useful for something else--except that I've torn it out and after a while I can't remember how I did it. So this is a sort of sampler. In it I have several ways to make a 60, 120, and (most importantly) 90 degree turn. The hardest was to make a corner, like you'd have if you were making an open cube. The inside curve was easy, the the outside curve would either have a big knob on it, or be too flat and pull the inside out of its 90 degree-ness. Anyway, I learned an enormous amount, and have generated lots of ideas for future pieces.