Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Creative Process

So here's a little collage that I just spent way too much time making. It would have taken less time, except that I really don't know what I'm doing with Photoshop, so using it involves a lot of trial and error. I'm a little better with InDesign, which in hindsight is probably what I should have used...but live and learn.

Anyway, this photo collage shows a creative process, just for those of you who are curious to see the steps. It starts with a picture, a colour combo that I found compelling. Muted red, cherry red, black, and hints of grey. I dyed the roving in these colours, taking care to put the black in such a way that it would blend with the adjacent colours, creating a streakiness rather than a solid block of colour -- just like the tie. You can see that somewhat in the bobbin of singles that is pictured. Then, plying blends the colours further, and we have yarn!

I'm not sure whether I'll be keeping this skein for myself or selling it. I'm going to look at it and pet it for awhile. I may dye more roving in this colourway on Friday; we'll see.


Ani said...

Mmmmm, red shirted Ianto.

That looks really nice. And lickable. Okay, might salivate over the keyboard again...

Is it bothering you too that the BBC hasn't gotten off its behind and made an official announcement yet? It's a done deal, but the lack of confirmation is annoying me. And all the rumours of "changes" are ominous.

Oh, the CBC announced it's fall schedule and guess which show was not there?

YummyYarn said...

Yeah, the cbc's choices in the matter of airing the show perplex me, especially given that a) it co-produced the thing and b) it's one of the BBC's most popular. Ah well. It makes me feel not at all guilty about pirating the thing off the torrent network.

Sorry about your keyboard. I'll try to post a warning next time.

Mama Stone said...

Very cool to see your process :)