Friday, March 6, 2009

Oak leaf tapestry completed



I just finished the half-hitch at the top of the tapestry and took the photo. The loom has a bit more warp on it so I'll probably weave more before I cut this one off.

This is the second small tapestry I've done from designs created while I was at Hambidge Center in the fall. Weaving details are that I used cotton seine twine (12/18) at 6 epi for warp. Weft was 20/2 worsted wool from Norway (Fine Fiber Press has this yarn now) used 8-fold. The piece is 18" wide x 13" high. I began it in early February but wasn't able to work on it consistently until this week. I used quite a bit of single weft interlock throughout the piece, although did sew a few slits as I wove. I also used a bit of vertical weft twining to make a vein line in part of the leaf.

6 comments:

KaiteM. said...

magnificent, it looks so 3D, i feel i could pick it up off the page.

Rebecca Mezoff said...

What a beautiful little tapestry! I love it. :) I also love your calendar tapestry--very inspiring.

J. Austin - said...

I really love this. The colors are so muted and I enjoy the illusion of depth. How did you decide on the border? I really like it, just wonder what your process was.

Jennifer said...

Tommye, it's beautiful! As I've said earlier it's one of my favorites from your time at the Hermitage!

T Scanlin said...

thanks to one and all for your nice comments about the piece. I'm happy with it.
Tommye

Glenda said...

This is beautiful, Tommye.