Saturday, January 31, 2015

Tapestry Diary -- only 11 months remain of 2015!


I completed the January portion of the 2015 tapestry diary today.  Tomorrow the February adventure will begin.  I have three drawings completed to select from; I'd like to have a couple more finished before choosing which one I'll start with.

Here's January--day markings in squares or bands surround week-long renderings of oak leaves:


My bins of past wefts fill the center of my studio and I'm hoping to mostly use from these weft bits as I move through the year with the diary:


Since I usually combine more than one yarn in a weft bundle for my tapestry weaving, I almost always have to separate strands for what I'm going to use each day.  Most of the weft bundles are also only a yard or so long--in other words, I'm not just picking up and using from these wefts in the bins.  I have to select the colors I want from a couple of bundles, separate them and then recombine them.  Tedious.  Yes.  But that's OK.  Tedious is synonymous for Tapestry.

Monday, January 26, 2015

More from Intertwined exhibit

The opening for the exhibit that I mentioned in the last post was quite nice.  Lots of people were at the Hudgens Center both for the Intertwined exhibit and also one in another gallery in the Center.

I didn't take many photos but here's one of a portion of the gallery along with some of the artists and guests:


I had two pieces in the exhibit, one that was accepted by the juror, Dorothy Moye:


The perspective of the photo is a bit skewed--the frame is squared and it's hanging straight.  This tapestry is called The Greening.

I was also invited to exhibit as a member of the SEFAA advisory board in an adjacent small exhibit that Ray Pierotti curated.  I'm standing by that piece, Gray Dawn, here:


A full color, 72 page, soft cover catalog of the exhibit will be available by mid-February.  It may be purchased at the Hudgens Center for the Arts gift shop, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30098, or purchased at the Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance Center, 1705 Commerce Dr., NW, Atlanta, GA 30318, or ordered online at fiberartsalliance.org/home/eshop





Monday, January 19, 2015

Intertwined: Contemporary Southeastern Fiber Art--opening later this week


I have two tapestries included in this exhibit:


Notice the couple of images of fiddleheads?  One in black, white and gray and one in greens and red-oranges?  Details of the two pieces.

I've seen a few photos of the installation on Facebook and it looks like it will be a wonderful exhibit.  I'm happy to be included.   The exhibit will be traveling to three other venues throughout Georgia before it ends.
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta
March 23 - April 21, 2015
Reception, TBA

Lamar Arts in Barnesville, GA
May 1 - June 27, 2015
Reception, May 8, 2015

Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts in Valdosta, GA
August 3 - September 16, 2015
Reception, TBA 
 There will be a catalog available.  I'll post details about that once I know what's up.  Maybe I'll see you at the reception on the 24th!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

A new tapestry begins today


The weaving of it, that is.  I made the warp earlier in the week and dressed the loom.  Today I took a trip to the local UPS store to have the cartoon printed on the wide format printer and now I've gotten turn-back area underway.  I'm weaving this turned 90˚ to the direction it will hang because of several shapes that will be better woven in a more horizontal direction (see my thoughts in this post when I was weaving a sample for this tapestry in December).

Here's the "blank slate" first--nice, empty warp ready for anything:

And here's the beginning of the turn-back.  You'll see the cartoon attached temporarily so I can line up the color areas of the turn-back with how the colors will begin in the tapesry.

I'll be posting more of this tapestry progress as it happens--maybe.  Maybe I'll post, not maybe progress will happen!