The new frame
Having researched folk and tribal patterns without finding exactly the thing, I worked with pen and graph paper on my own ideas, converted it in illustrator to this design.
The question is will I like it?
It will be coloured as are many tribal pieces.
Next it was transferred to the prepared frame sections.
Then selecting various suitable gouges I cut a test piece to see how it works.
This took some time - about 90mins.
The next will be quicker as the rhythm develops
Softwood maybe easy to cut but it is more difficult to keep the edges sharp.
Hard on the back so it may be done over more than one session.