In inkle weaving, well...... can you?
When my customer asked me to weave him a guitar strap inspired by the below photo, I told him that I could evoke a mood, but not paint a picture. As it turns out, I was able to create something that made both of us happy.
Thanks to Geraint Smith for his stunning photo as inspiration and for allowing me to use it here. Please visit his website to see more of his work. You'll be glad you did! www.GeraintSmith.com
I wanted to select colors that accented those features as well as the layers of blue in the sky and the deep shadowy browns. After a while, I narrowed it down to 7 colors.
I got a happy message from my customer today when it arrived along with the photo below showing how it looks with his guitar. "Annie, your wonderful strap arrived today; it is delightful. Thank you for your precise hand work and exquisite design eye.....
Here it is against the back of my Michael Bashkin ziricote guitar..... most lovely...the colors of the mountains and plain are perfectly echoed in the wood grain :)))"
To see a previous New Mexico landscape strap which I made for a mandolin, click here.Maybe this could be a series. There are a lot of inspirational landscapes here in my home state.