As you know, fittings are important, be the fitting for a garment to ensure lines, drape and shape work as intended or for a crochet art project to ensure the thing will fit. Over the weekend I went up to Matzke Fine Art Gallery & Sculpture park to see if the pieces I am working on will actually fit as per the sketchy dimensions I created for the project.
Boy am I glad I went to do this, I conned my son (who prefers to just be known as Fearless Son) with me to hold the pieces in place so I could document the process AND have a record of how much I may need to add to the pieces for the right fit. I knew I was close to fitting, but didn’t want to make the pieces too large, that would make sewing on to the tree a little difficult.
Piece one needs a bit more crochet to fit on it’s assigned tree. Piece two was assigned to a different tree after the fitting. Another good reason to take the crochet art pieces up to the gallery and get a look at them in situ.
Oh yes, and I plotted the position of the hula hoop. I needed to know where I was going to put the devilish beast (I’ll blog more about why that’s it’s name later)… It will go in between tree 2 and tree 3 – as you can see I’m going to have to rig some fancy attachments to make this happen – never fear I can crochet AND weave
So, after son grumbled a bit about requiring payment for spending the sunny afternoon at a “stupid art gallery” and “I don’t know why you make me do everything”, I walked up to the gallery to see if what Karla Matzke thought of the pieces so far.
Karla really loves the flowers, and is intrigued by the hula hoop, and also wants this done by the end of June, which is a good thing to know. In all of the excitement of being asked to do this, I forgot to get a deadline and I wasn’t sure if she knew how long it can take to make things crocheting. There is a fabulous art tour every Mother’s Day weekend and she was hoping I could have something up by then… um… okay, how about flowers on the trees? The hula hoop? Not a chance – but we’ll discuss the devilish beast next time.
So if you’re in the area for the Camano Island Mother’s Day Studio Tour, make sure you stop by Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park and look for blooming trees.