Tommye McClure Scanlin ~
artist and teacher ~ tapestry and other things ~
Dahlonega, GA, USA
Saturday, December 15, 2007
More photos from Sapphire: first, Noel & Parker at one of the largest rocks. Then, Parker and I have a rest...after which, Parker and Erika play king/queen of the rock! Last, Professor and Mac in the cabin.
This tapestry was begun on April 24. It will be approximately 24" x 24" and the sett is 12 epi. I'm using four strands of Norwegian wool for the weft. The design is being woven turned 90˚ to the direction it will hang; subject is bloodroot plants. Progress on May 2.
...(I) have come to the conculsion that tapestry can indeed be an art form in its own right with its own specific mode of expression if the craft of weaving is allowed to influence the art of tapestry. In order to be meaningful, tapestry must find its own identity. It must not be a woven painting, but rather a composition that could only have been woven, not painted.