Thursday, October 7, 2010

The Film Job...

Finally, I get the chance to sit down and blog about the film project.

First up, lots of cones of cotton/cashmere/silk mix, niddynoddied into skeins (torture and tears!) then dyed. Then panic phone call to Craftspun, who swift-posted a swift, and the skeins were easily converted (via swift via wool winder) into neat little centre pull balls...


Next step, DIY garden warp winder, warp made, navajo style loom created!



Then, design work and tapestry weaving, and half a blanket later...



There is no point showing you the final woven design, because such is the nature of films, that they decided to shoot the scene from the back. All the ends of thread hanging out, looked more in progress. And they had decided not to use all the spare skeins I had dyed...



So, I stood in silence on Killiney Hill on the day of filming and just smiled...This is what you will see, when the movie comes out, sometime soon.(in other words I don't know...). Don't blink because you will miss it.

6 comments:

Liz said...

You're amazing girl! :-) Tapestry is fabulous, love it.

sheknitupthat said...

Wow! That is serious textile art! Congratulations, it's beautiful.

HuggleKnits said...

I am in awe of all the work that you have done to put this together. You should be so proud of yourself. I followed your tweeted progress. Well done you.
Cheers Mo

Roisin Markham said...

Would love to know how you did all that! I second all the above comments. So looking forward to meeting you at some point and sharing wolly yarns! Keep up the great work Ms StitchLily

rockpoolcandy said...

Awesome! That is truy a tremendous task! Bravo!

Stitchlily said...

WOW! Thanks for all the lovely comments. (Though if you lived near me you would be sick to death of hearing me moan the whole way through it. There was a few disastrous moments, but that's another post for another day...)