She Emerges – from “An Eye for Colour”

The Salt Spring Weavers’ Guild and the Painters Guild got together this past year to see what would happen if we paired up a weaver with a painter to do complementary pieces for a show titled “An Eye for Colour”.

My partner and I, after working through various ideas, came up with a work based on a mixed-media piece that she had done and we titled our work “She Emerges”. Her piece was a collage with an image of a mermaid that looked like she had just emerged from the water.

So, in contemplating a weaving that would go with that – I thought I would weave the “Deep Blue Sea” and the transition place of the tides where “She Emerges” and up onto the land. I had just learned how to do interlocking warp this summer and so that was perfect – having a dark blue warp change to a sandy coloured warp……here is my first sample piece…..as displayed on our beautiful arbutus tree…..

Sample

And here is a picture of a close-up of the finished scarf…

Stay tuned…..I will post more pictures of the development of this project as well as the finished display….

2 replies
  1. Noreen Crone-Findlay
    Noreen Crone-Findlay says:

    Oh, Terri, it’s GORGEOUS!
    Who was the painter that you were paired up with, and will you be able to post a picture of her piece?
    When you were collaborating, did you decide to work in the same colorways?
    Did her work influence the development of your piece and did yours influence hers?
    Fascinating!
    I hope that this is the first of many such projects!
    hugs
    Noreen

  2. terri
    terri says:

    Thanks Noreen. It was a great project ot work on. Yes, now that the show is done, I will be able to post her piece as well. We have a picture of it as it was displayed at the Gallery.

    Her work influenced mine, though my addition of the “deep blue sea” influenced her in that she included another piece of a mermaid in the sea. We have generated a LOT more ideas through our work together….a wonderful collaborative process.

    Terri

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