Crazy chicken lady continued

I thought it best before I begin making up my new warp, I would use the remaining few feet of an existing one I still have threaded onto my loom. A simple point draft threaded over all 24 shafts provided the perfect bed to weave off another chicken themed piece.

In this instance my little ex-bat Dot, re-homed through the British Hen Welfare Trust became the design’s inspiration, effortlessly posing for drawings and photos she made the perfect muse.

1015566_10200539657508659_708534508_o

I experimented with a couple of design ideas, building on the success of my earlier work. I have kept the draft plan relatively simple opting for a twill structure for the majority of the design. The outline shape has seen the most dramatic change from its earlier incarnations.

    001 (2)                   023

The colour choices have been kept relatively true to life, I even got Dot involved in the colour matching much to her bemusement.

037

I am absolutely smitten with this design and intend weaving off as much of it as the warp will allow. Perhaps then framing the finished piece or if I have enough turning into a cushion.

003