lauantai 5. maaliskuuta 2016

A&S loop

I come back over and over again in to old themes in my Arts and Science projects.

This time it is medieval city of Tournai.
Tournai was one of the tapestry weaving centres at the time. I have visited and stayed overnight in there.
My very first copper printing plate is town map of Tournai.

Now I have reached Tournai from an other point of view. It is again a map, but made by computer game Forge of Empires. There was, ofcourse, some problems with a scale of the buildings and roads.
Here is a result.

This is the original map.

Now I will quit playing that game. It has some features I do not like. And next I will move more and more further in timeline.

lauantai 20. helmikuuta 2016

Tapestry progress

Some people asked in Midwinter Feast, how much I have done the Tapestry now. Well here can you see.

sunnuntai 3. tammikuuta 2016

New Year 2016 update

I have not made updates lately, but it does not been that I have not done anything.

First part of the Christmas holiday went sewing a Tudor Gown. Materials are wool, linen and real fur.

After that I continue weaving a tapestry.

lauantai 10. lokakuuta 2015

torstai 8. lokakuuta 2015

Historic cartography styles

TO map
Mappa Mundi
Periplus - done
Itinerarium -done
Portolan -done
Atlas -done
Road map -done
Tapestry map -going on
Town map -done
Island map -done
Modern orienteering map -done
Historic road survey -done

Wood block printing
Copper plate printing -done
Paper -done
Parchment -done

Quess what is material and style of next project...

keskiviikko 26. elokuuta 2015

Cartoon is ready

I got the cartoon printed in to the paper on 30 euros in mainosbuumi. Now  I finally have a real feeling how the tapestry will look like.
The style of the map is very similar than the Sheldon tapestries. Biggest difference is that I will change the background colour, to show fields. In Sheldon tapestries there were no fields shown. That makes my cartoon to be a mixed image and map, if you think that maps of Sheldon tapestries were closer the image.

Example of the Sheldon tapestry is below. It is hard to understand difference, since Sheldon tapestries has very small changes in background. On my tapestry there are quite big areas of field, which wll be more yellow, separating them from the green forrest.

lauantai 25. heinäkuuta 2015

new tapestry

I have made preparations for the next tapestry. On that I will combine my two biggest hobbies, cartography and weaving. Work will be about 1 m2.

I use my old Ashford tapestry loom, that the work will be portable. All the warps are done. Just need to tighten them and make a proper knots.

I still have a lot of work with the cartoon. I copy individual trees and hills from sheldon tapestries I have photographed. Backround map is 19th century Russian map from Miehonlinna, Aarnimetsä.

Even now daddy's little helper wants to use the computer with me. It makes photoshop editing a little hard.