Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Here's my month of May woven journal as I'm cutting it off the loom yesterday. I had to get a look at the whole thing so I hung it up from the loom temporarily. It's 4" wide x 41" long. I wove each section of just over 1" high in an hour or less as I proceeded through each day's allotment...so I'd say I have around 41 hours of time invested in the actual process of putting weft into warp in this little tapestry.
Often I have people ask how long it takes to weave a tapestry. I can tell them how many weeks (or months) a particular piece was on the loom but haven't had a clear idea about the literal time it takes me to weave. Of course, each section of this piece was pretty easy in that I was simply indicating the day of the month in a mark of some kind. It got sort of tricky once the days began to add up but I figured out a system for pretty easily marking those through the use of pick and pick.
It's been a challenge and a great deal of fun...I'm glad to finally have done this!
NOW, on to the first fiddlehead tapestry! Got the hem woven yesterday, refined the cartoon and will start weaving today.
Posted by Tommye McClure Scanlin at 8:20 AM