Saturday, June 2, 2007

Tapestry Weavers South weaving cut off today!



I'm happy to say that that I was able to finish the last of the TWS collaborative tapestry today and cut it off the loom! Janet Hart will finish the slit sewing and maybe stitch back weft ends. I just posted the photo to the members who exhibited in "Southern Yarns" and essentially turned it over to them now...to make decisions about bottom finish and for someone to do it. It's been a great learning experience for me to work in this way...only attending to small sections at a time, having no pre-conceived plan, using what wefts are available from my assorted thrums.

The tapestry, as I looked at it today, reminded me of a tapestry I saw in a dream about twenty years ago...it was multicolored, many shaped, and (in the dream) was so beautiful. The dream, along with several other events of my life at that time, convinced me I needed to turn to tapestry weaving in a serious way and either learn to do it or to shut up about wanting to weave tapestry! I'm still learning but am not sorry I listened to whatever I was hearing inside my head and heart to tell me to "put up or shut up!"

1 comment:

lyn said...

Hi Tommye!
I know you're gone on your trip as I write this, so you will have it for your return....

What a wonderful tapestry!!!!! To think of all of the hands that touched it & all of the lives that it touched. I hope that when Desert Tapestry Weavers grows up it will evolve to be like Tapestry Weavers South.

I can't wait for your next post to see progress on Black Walnut. I have finished my peace dove, I am starting a new small tapestry for a local Días de los Muertos exhibit this fall (trying your technique of tracing the cartoon-- so far, so good!), & I am gritting my teeth to get through the last bit of studio construction. I will hope to have another post & photos on my blog by the time you return!

Lyn