I've decided to call this one Lacecap, as the original photo is a Lacecap Hydrangea. The photo has been mucked about with, so the name is just an identifier, not an indication of reality. Whew! Just finished the image portion; the margin will take a few minutes longer.
The orange part looked rather flat in the working file, so I added a sprinkle of polka dots. I've used mostly samitum presets as described in The Woven Pixel, but I've also added the reverse side of some of the weaves for additional texture. I also used a 12-end satin along with the samitum, as it seemed to beat in at the same rate. Here are a couple of detail photos. As always, click to enlarge.
And now I have some very exciting news to share. My dear cousin Leah pointed out to me that I had won First Prize in the Woven Together: Firestorm exhibit in Manitou Springs, Colorado! This was the first I had heard the news, and I am so thrilled. If you go to the above link you can see the names of all the artists participating, and a very nice slide show of the entire event. It looks like a great exhibition, and I wish I could get to Colorado to see it.
I have two weavings in the show, and also a piece I did in collaboration with Barbara Walker (who also has another piece in the show—a ply-split vessel—that won the Complex Weavers award!) My winning entry, They Will Be Back, is a dishtowel with a haiku text on it. Photos to follow eventually. Here's the text:
The trees are all gone
And the birds have gone with them
But they will be back