Sunday, June 8, 2008

more of the current tapestry

And yet a few more inches along:


I'm using a bit more slightly eccentric weft in this tapestry than I do most times. I'm improvising with the color choices based on my design as I weave border and background areas. I'm approaching the first leaf and also stem of fiddlehead so will get a bit more specific to my cartoon as I move into those parts.

I'll be weaving only a few minutes at a time on this piece in the next week. I'm holding "weaving boot camp" for my husband's sisters at my studio, starting later today. I've offered to show them how to weave rag rugs and runners so they'll be setting up a couple of floor looms, ripping fabric into strips and weaving away. Neither of them have woven before so this should be fun for all (I hope!) Sort of like summer camp for adults, maybe?

I'll post a photo or two of the boot camp recruits later, along with a shot of my husband rolling one of my smaller floor looms down the street with a hand truck. I wanted to move the loom I've had still at home to the studio around the corner. At the time for the move, there wasn't anyone available to help out and he didn't think I could help with the lifting it into the back of his truck (probably he was quite right about that!). So, his ingenious solution was to tie it with sturdy rope to the hand truck and wheel it away--worked like a charm.

3 comments:

J. Austin - said...

I love the way this tapestry is starting out. Such a thrill to see it being born right from the beginning.

Seems like a few days ago it was just a twinkle in your eye; I'm impressed at how quickly it's progressing. Meanwhile all I've accomplished is getting my Mirrix half warped, and finally posting to my blog after almost a month. Weave on!

tapestry13 said...

Jan,
Thanks!
T

Jane said...

Echoing J., it really is delightful to have witnessed the various iterations before the final placement of the cartoon upon the web. I'm so looking forward to watching it emerge from the threads.

The fiddleheads are so soft and organic in their 'shapiness' that eccentric weft just seems very fitting.

Am leaving for vacation in a few days, and can't wait to check back in!

Jane