11 December 2007

Repeating Pattern

RepeatingPattern

I think this is the first time I've carved a repeating pattern. There were some patterns in "Locusts In Babylon", but those patterns didn't repeat like this one. I found that carving this pattern went pretty quickly. It was easy to get into a rhythm with it and just go. I still have some more clearing to do and then I can print.

8 comments:

b'oki. said...

this detail work ROCKS. what brand and size carving tool are you using for this?

pkbivins said...

Hang in there Annie, your work is really beautiful.

Annie B said...

Thank you both. I fear that watching me work on this print (started on October 9!) has been a bit like watching paint dry. I have a set of 12 Michi Hamono tools that I got from the Baren Mall that I use exclusively. For the detail work I use the hangi-to (flat knife) rather than gouges. I find that gouges often tear through tiny areas of wood and cause it to splinter while a knife is much more precise.

Barbara Mason said...

Annie,
this sent me on quite an information hunt about the origination of the symbol for the cross...I am interested in early symbols so found it all pretty fascinating. Can't wait to see this done, a lovely iece.
Barbara

b'oki. said...

annie, are you using the 3 or the 6 mm hangi-to for this border? i prefer using the flat blade as well, but i have the Power Grip set. i'm looking at ordering the Michi Hamano tools but don't know if i should get the 7 or the 12-set. bette.

Annie B said...

Hi b'oki - just the 6mm for this. I hardly ever use the 3, just out of habit, I guess.
Barbara, thanks for the comment. Interesting to find out that the cross didn't originally have associations with the crucifixion, isn't it?

b'oki. said...

thanks for the hangi-to info., annie. and don't fret about the time-frame on your print. heck, my paint dried 'years' ago! some will have heart attacks when they finally get my new years cards in their mailbox.

Anita Thomhave Simonsen said...

Hi !

I just love this detailed pattern you are making and I am also looking forward to see the finished work...I would have thought it was a long process to make it...so fine and small pattern...i think your tool is very sharp I guess ?

Regards from Anita