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Welcome to my Inner World. I am a French self-taught artist, and these past seventeen years I have made Norway my home. Moving to the Lofoten islands was the greatest present I ever made to myself and the Arctic landscapes are indeed a true treat for any artist’s eyes. I live with my British soulmate,… Continue Reading

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Warping

A few days without anything on this loom, that’s unbearable! I wanted to warp something new but I realised my last fabric is short of a sleeve to make a sweater, so I have to weave the same again, but it’s ok. So far, I’ve experimented a bit with warping and this is my favourite method. I warp loosely around a chair (I don’t have a long table, I don’t even have two small tables, and nor would I have the space):

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This is what the warp looks like around the chair:

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There’s just a bit of tension, just enough so that the yarn doesn’t drag on the floor. And then I hold the end of the loops (or my sweetheart does since winding up the warp requires an assistant):

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And I place a pre-cut table cloth under the warp as I wind up, so that layers don’t stick together. It doesn’t buckle and it’s one continuous length only.

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The whole process takes me two hours but I’m using the whole width of the loom, 80 cm. No back pain. The first time, it took me … 5 hours. I was so broken physically I felt the urge to light a cigarette (I stopped 6 years ago). I didn’t of course. So… I’m finally getting the hang of it!

Meanwhile, autumn is magical… This is the place of my daily walks. It’s like entering a fairy tale.

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Bear Skin

I think it’s my favourite fabric so far, it feels like a warm hug. I want to make a loose pullover with it but I’m so anxious to cut in it. I used a blend of purplish blue wool and alpaca for the warp and a fake fur yarn for the weft. It is very soft and tight enough to keep really warm.

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It’s also always better with a few dog hairs.

 

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Lucy’s Soul

I really suck at taking decent pictures of my artwork, I am truly terrible at this. I will try again when it’s hanging on the wall. This is a Soul Portrait of Lucy. I will make one for Pixie too, when she’ll be a bit older. There are 8 layers of cutouts and it’s painted with Cobra oils. I think it’s realistic enough because my dogs started barking at it. Silly girls ;-).

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And a little video:

 

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